7-year-old Boy Arrested For Murder Freed After Spending A Month In Jail


Chibuike Miracle Oramalu, the 7-year-old boy who was said to have mistakenly murdered someone has been released by the police – The boy re-gained his freedom after some child right groups and media mounted pressure on the police A 7-year-old boy by the name Chibuike Miracle Oramalu, who has been in police custody at the Enugu state police command over alleged murder for more than a month has been released.

Chibuike, a primary two pupil was put behind bar as a result of the sad incident where he unknowingly pulled the trigger of a gun belonging to his mother’s employer, Edward Oforma. As a result of the Chibuike’s mistake, he killed a 12-year-old boy by the name Oluebube Boniface around the Independence Layout area of Enugu state on Sunday, May 29. A woman by the name Nwakaego is the mother of the boy who unintentionally killed the 12-year-old boy.

Nwakaego revealed how the killing occurred. She stated that her employer’s son had told her two sons to assist with the cleaning of his father’s room. She said in the course of doing that, Chibuike had found the gun and showed it to his elder brother who told him to return it but he did not return the gun. He rather mistakenly pulled the gun’s trigger. She said as a result of that action of pulling the trigger, a bullet struck Oluebube who was in another compound, with the latter dying on the spot. Nwakaego, through her lawyer, Olu Omotayo of the Civil Rights Realisation and Advancement Network cried out over Chibuike’s continued detention while the owner of the gun, Oforma was not apprehended or even invited by the police for interrogation. However, in a swift response, Enugu state commissioner for police Emmanuel Ojukwu came out to clarify the issue. Ojukwu said Chibuike was not in detention. Before the 7-year-old Oramalu re-gained his freedom, the Enugu state police boss had earlier said on Wednesday, July 13 that they were keeping the boy in order to protect him from jungle justice or avoid any harm come to him from the aggrieved family of the deceased.

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