A Kano-based single mother will live with an irreparable loss for the rest of her life after some operatives of the Special Anti-Robbery Squad in Kaduna State allegedly tortured her only child to death. The victim, 21-year-old Richard Gora, was a 200 level Architecture student at Kaduna State University and lived with his grandfather at Gonin-Gora, Kaduna South.
Saturday PUNCH learnt that the SARS operatives accused Gora of being in possession of a phone used to send threat messages. He reportedly bought the phone from somebody. It was gathered that the operatives traced the phone to Gora and stormed his residence on Sunday morning.
They took him to their office on Independence Way, Kaduna, and reportedly tortured him. The deceased’s mother, on hearing about his arrest, was said to have travelled from Kano State and went to the SARS office that evening.
She met Gora unconscious and begged that he should be released to her on bail so she could take him to a hospital for treatment. But the policemen did not bulge, insisting that they would not release him until their boss was around.
An official of a brewery company in the state, Winifred Leha, who shared the story on her Twitter account, winnie_wesley, on Thursday, said the student gave up the ghost that night.