Case lifts Nigerian police veil of impunity. Nigerian police kill six young people in car, plant weapons in the car, and pass deaths off as ‘fight with dangerous criminals.’ Surprisingly, commission of inquiry is called.

by Craig Timberg

ABUJA, Nigeria — Shortly after midnight on June 8, Officer Danjuma Ibrahim fired an automatic rifle into a carload of six young people at a police checkpoint in this capital city, according to public testimony. The driver, Ifeanyi Ozor, 25, died instantly. His fiancee, Augustina Arebun, 22, bloodied but alive, let out a wail of anguish.