#TodayInHistory: Remembering #TheAluu4: Four Years After, Still No Justice!
A glimpse into the past on this day October 5:
2012- Today In Nigeria’s history we remember innocent souls who were brutally murdered by a blood thirsty mob in Aluu community in Rivers State – #TheAluu4- Chiadika Lordson, Ugonna Kelechi Obusor, Mike Lloyd Toku, and Tekena Elkanah. All undergraduates of the University of Port Harcourt, the four were lynched to death over alleged theft of a laptop computer and a blackberry phone. Later reports say they got involved with a “cultist” in a bid to get their money back from a “debtor”, but were mistaken for robbers and murdered in cold blood. Till date, the perpetrators of the inhumane act have not been brought to book.
2011 – Steve Jobs, 56, the Apple founder and former chief executive who transformed everyday technology from the personal computer to the iPod and iPhone, died in Palo Alto, California following his stuggle with pancreatic cancer at the age of 56.
2004 – Professional golfer Tiger Woods (28) weds former Swedish model Elin Nordegren (24) at Sandy Lane Resort in St. James, Barbados.
2007 – Actress Reese Witherspoon (30) divorces actor Ryan Phillippe (32) due to irreconcilable differences after 7 years of marriage.
1962 – The Beatles release their first single in the UK “Love Me Do” which got massive reception.
2012 – Puerto Rican boxer Orlando Cruz became the first active boxer to publicly come out as gay. Cruz made his announcement just weeks before his Featherweight title fight against Jorge Pazos.
We close the history books today in sorrow… as we do what we only can – hope for justice! May the Aluu four continue to rest in peace…