Twitter Users Accuse Police Of Negligence As They Mourn Young Techpreneur, David Ntekim-Rex Killed By Robbers In Lagos
Twitter users have accused Nigerian Police of negligence after a 22-year-old Computer Systems Engineer, David Ntekim-Rex, was on Friday, January 15 gunned down by armed robbers in Jibowu area of Lagos State.
Ntekim-Rex, according to a 2018 statement by IBM, beat 17,000 others from around the world, including finalists from Brazil, Germany, India, Japan, Nepal, and the United States to emerge as the co-regional winner of the annual Master the Mainframe competition, organised by IBM Academic Initiative System z.
According to reports from friends and family members on social media, the tech guru bagged several certificates and accomplishments before graduating from Department of Systems Engineering at University of Lagos in 2019.
As stated in his LinkedIn profile, Ntekim-Rex until his death was working as a Product Designer at a Financial Technology firm, Crevatal.
The deceased, who was the son of Dr. Yewande Ntekim-Rex, a senior lecturer at the English Department at University of Lagos, was robbed and gunned down on his way home on Friday night.
A relative of the deceased, who tweeted with the handle, @Magnanimous_, blamed Ntekim-Rex’s death on negligence by the police force and hospital.
He alleged that the policemen who were called for help continued to cause unnecessary delays as life slowly left Ntekim-Rex.
The deceased’s relative tweeted;
My ‘auntie’ has three sons. She’s always crazy about them. The middle child, David, is the most promising. He is a tech guy; very young, very brilliant. David was on his way home on Friday night when he was robbed, shot and killed around Jibowu. Please say a prayer for my aunt.
My 'auntie' has three sons. She's always crazy about them. The middle child, David, is the most promising. He's a tech guy; very young, very brilliant. David was on his was home on Friday night when he was robbed, shot and killed around Jibowu. Please say a prayer for my aunt.
— Roy Mustang (@Magnanimous__) January 17, 2021