A Nigerian young man identified as David Ntekim-Rex, died after he was shot on his way home from work and Nigerians have blamed his death on the current situation happening in the country.
Cousin of the deceased revealed that David, a product designer at Crevatal, was robbed and shot at Jibowu on Friday, Jan 15 while hospitals allegedly refused to treat him because he had gunshot wounds.
He said the The police were also called while David was still alive but they allegedly held on to his body as evidence of robbery. The victim later died after losing so much blood.
Hashtag #RIPDavid trended on Twitter after Nigerians took to the platform to mourn him.
David’s cousin wrote on Twitter;
“My ‘auntie’ has three sons. She’s always crazy about them. The middle child, David, is the most promising. He’s a tech guy; very young, very brilliant. David was on his was home on Friday night when he was robbed, shot and killed around Jibowu. Please say a prayer for my aunt.”
“David got shot around 8pm. The police were ca
lled, David hadn’t died yet. The Nigerian police stood and watched as he gasped for air. They took pictures instead, and were more concerned with why he – a tech guy- was carrying a laptop. Nigeria failed you, David.”
“David was taken to the military hospital around the area, the nurses ignored him. The doctor came around and kept asking who they all were. It took a senior nurse to come out and start checking for a pulse. He had lost a lot of blood at this point.”
“The police then took david and his family to Sabo, where they looked for the laptop that he had on him instead of giving them a police report. The police officers were drunk and kept being unreasonable. He was finally released to his family, and they got to LUTH around 12:30am.”
“David wasn’t attended to by the doctors at LUTH. He was there t
ill the family was convinced he couldn’t be alive because he had no pulse. The doctors refused to administer any test to see if he was alive.”
“The country failed David.
The doctors failed David.
The police failed David.
The system failed David.
Rest in peace David Ntekim-Rex.”