The Minister of Youth and Sports Development, Sunday Dare, has demanded that justice must be served in the killing of Nigerian footballer, Kelvin Igweani, by the police in the United Kingdom (UK).
The Federal Government described the death of the 25-year-old footballer as unfortunate, but however expressed confidence in the ability of the UK Government to ensure that justice is done.
“It is unfortunate that a Nigerian player was shot dead in the UK. The UK has a system and I am sure the UK system will move in to do the necessary thing and ensure justice is served. That is all I’ll say for now,” Dare told Vanguard Sports.
The Chairman/CEO, Nigerians in Diaspora Commission, Hon. Abike Dabiri-Erewa, had earlier condemned the killing of Igweani and also called on the UK Government to conduct a thorough and proper investigation on the incident.
Dabiri-Erewa in a statement by Abdur-Rahman Balogun, the Head of Media, Public Relations and Protocols Unit of NIDCOM, condoled with the family of the deceased and the Nigerian communities in the UK by praying unto God to rest the soul of the departed Igweani.
The footballer was shot dead on Sunday.