Nigeria-born Kaycee Madu, who is Minister of Justice in Alberta, Canada, has thrown his weight behind the EndSARS protests. “I support the people of Nigeria as they protest to end police brutality and extrajudicial killings,” Mr. Madu stated on Twitter.
Giving a reason for his endorsement of the demonstration, the solicitor-general 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 on Saturday that despite his best efforts, the police would not investigate the murder and did everything to obstruct the process of obtaining justice.
While arguing that fundamental human rights like peace, security, and freedom from police brutality are universal, the Nigerian-born lawyer noted the government has an obligation to protect its citizens and deliver substantive police reform.
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I support the people of Nigeria as they protest to end police brutality and extrajudicial killings. My own cousin Chrisantus Nwabueze Korie was murdered by Nigerian police in April 2013. pic.twitter.com/P41mtTvKMK
— Kaycee Madu (@KayceeMaduYEG) October 17, 2020