Michael Emenike Madueke, a 30-year-old Nigerian citizen, died in a hospital after police discovered him bedridden and malnourished in an apartment in Ghaziabad, Uttar Pradesh.
Kennedy, a Nigerian activist, claimed that the deceased, an auto parts dealer, died from abuse and starvation after being held against his will in the apartment by his India landlord for about 8 months due to non-payment of rent during the pandemic.
According to reports, Michael was evicted from his rental apartment and placed in another at SG Impressions against his will, where he was regularly beaten and denied food. He survived solely on water.
“Michael was found only after his brother sent the due amount from home. When his brother in Nigeria transferred Rs. 42000.00 to the landlord (Mr. Omveer Rahul) his state of incarceration and treatment was discovered. During his transport to the hospital on being rescued (between Apex hospital and AIIMS), he succumbed to the ill-treatment and died,” the Un-Fair Web stated in a post on Sunday, June 20.
The Nigerian Citizens Welfare Association, a group of expats led by Kennedy, filmed the “rescue” at the apartment.
The video shows Michael’s skin sticking to his shoulder bones. He is heard saying: “He wants more money everyday.”
In the videos posted by Un-Fair Web, another man can be heard saying that they fed him, “What else do you want? Talk to his friend Rahul Chauhan.” A woman can be heard crying in the video, and saying, “Humne Kuchh Nahi Kiya (We did not do anything)”