The Chairman of Nigerians in Diaspora Commission (NiDCOM), Abike Dabiri-Erewa, on Wednesday condemned the alleged killing of a Nigerian footballer, Kelvin Igweani, by police in the United Kingdom.
Dabiri-Erewa reacted to the killing of the footballer in a statement issued by NiDCOM’s Head of Media, Public Relations and Protocols Unit, Abdur-Rahman Balogun, in Abuja.
Igweani was shot dead by police officers who responded to a distress call by occupants of a building in the UK.
According to the police, the officers found a man in his 30s who was later confirmed dead and a young child with serious injuries when they entered the building.
The NiDCOM chief described the incident as unfortunate.
She urged the British government to conduct a thorough and proper investigation into the incident.
Dabiri-Erewa condoled with the family of the deceased and the Nigerian community in the UK and prayed to God to rest the soul of the departed.