Crime and Security

Tordue Salem: Police doctored story of hit-and-run driver-sister

Tordue Salem’s death: Between the incredulous and the improbable


Salem Elizabeth Jessica Kuraun, the sister to late Vanguard reporter, Tordue Salem, has described the report that Tordue was killed by a hit-and-run driver as a “doctored movie by Nigerian police”

Police paraded a 29-year-old commercial driver, Itoro Clement, on Friday. He was suspected to be responsible for the death of the journalist.

Salem, who was covering the House of Representatives, was found dead on Thursday, 29 days after he was declared missing in Abuja.

“I watched the doctored movie by Nigerian police and laughed” – Sister of late Vanguard reporter, Tordue Salem reacts after the arrest and parade and arrest of the hit-and-run driver

Mrs Kuraun took to Facebook on Friday evening, to express doubt about police investigation into her brother’s death.

“I watched the doctored movie by Nigerian police and I laughed. How can you knock someone down, and you will not know the date.” she wrote.

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