Although it’s been several weeks since the murder of four students of University of Port Harcourt by a mob in Aluu community, the sad memory of their death is still fresh in our minds.
Yesterday in Port Harcourt, one of the victims, Lloyd Toku Mike was laid to rest in a ceremony laden with emotions.
The bereaved parents told journalists at the Township Stadium in the old Port Harcourt, that the only thing that could assuage them is that “justice should not only be done, but must be seen to be done”.
They commended the Police on the arrest of suspects in the killing of their son and his friends but added that more suspects are still at large. With deep, emotional words, they expressed how they felt since their son’s passing.
Toku’s father said he still feels the presence of his late son around the house. “I still remember him holding his mother by her shoulders assuring her that the future would be bright for the family by the time he finishes his University education and make inroads into his musical career. All that dreams have been brought to an abrupt end.”
Toku’s mother expressed what she called “inner joy that the evil labels of being thieves and cultists put around her son and his friends were cleared by the Inspector-General of Police, Mohammad Abubakar, who exonerated the innocent persons murdered when they went to recover debt from somebody who promised one of them accommodation, but wickedly raised alarm alleging they were thieves.”
We sympathize with the family and friends of Lloyd Toku Mike at this difficult time and we pray his soul will Rest In Peace.