Monday, May 21, 2007

Norway: The death of a Nigerian who was strangled while being taken into custody by police has set off more protests in Oslo and Trondheim

Aftenposten:

Eugene Ejike Obiora, age 48 and originally from Nigeria, reportedly went berserk in a social welfare office in Trondheim last September when he failed to get the help he wanted. Social workers called police for help.

It took four officers to subdue Obiora, and they used a controversial grip around his throat to bring him under control. The grip led to Obiora's death by asphyxiation.

Two weeks ago a police inquiry concluded that the officers hadn't intentionally carried out any measures that would have stopped or hindered Obiora from breathing. No case was brought against the officers.

Of course, if the police had done nothing and waited for the Nigerian to hurt someone before forcefully subduing him then they would have been criticized for not protecting the public from this violent individual.

1 Comments:

At 11:08 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Looks like they've been watching "Do The Right Thing" over there.

Hey Sven, how come there's no Brothers on the wall?!

 

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