My Cousin Was Murdered By Police, Nigerian-Born Canadian Minister Supports #EndSARS

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Nigeria-born Kaycee Madu, who is Minister of Justice in Alberta, Canada, has thrown his weight behind the EndSARS protests. “I support the of Nigeria as they protest to end police brutality and extrajudicial ,” Mr. Madu stated .

Giving a reason for his endorsement of the demonstration, the solicitor- revealed that his cousin was a victim of police brutality in Nigeria.

The Alberta Minister of Justice said, “My own cousin Chrisantus Nwabueze Korie was murdered by Nigerian police in April 2013”.

Madu also stated in his tweet thread Saturday that despite his best efforts, the police would not investigate the murder and did everything to obstruct the process of obtaining justice.

He said he also helped to petition a of Nigeria’s National to probe the killing and report back to the House in a timely manner.

While arguing that fundamental human rights like peace, security, and freedom police brutality are universal, the Nigerian-born noted the government has an obligation to protect its citizens and deliver substantive police reform.

According to him, changing the name of SARS and reconstituting without significant reform won’t be sufficient to satisfy the cry of the Nigerian for justice.

Quoting Edmund Burke, the minister encouraged all to stand up and be heard, stressing that “the only thing for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing.”

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