UK Daily Mail
Wednesday, July 9, 2008
The train passenger wrongly arrested at gunpoint face-down on a platform is an Oxford University graduate, it emerged last night.
The dramatic swoop at Bournemouth station led to Nzube Udeze being frogmarched by armed police and interrogated after a case of mistaken identity.
The 21-year-old computer science graduate, who is set to join management consultancy firm Accenture next month, said he was ’embarrassed’ and ‘shocked’ by Saturday’s ordeal.
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Dramatic pictures of the incident – captured on another passenger’s mobile phone – were featured yesterday in the Mail, prompting comparisons with the case of Jean Charles de Menezes, the Brazilian shot dead by police in error after the failed July 21 bomb attacks.
It came as new figures released yesterday showed that black people are seven times as likely as white people to be stopped and searched by police.
Mr Udezue was returning from Southampton to his home in Bournemouth, where he lives with his parents.
His father Emmanuel is an eminent doctor and fellow of the Royal Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene, while his mother Chika is a journalist.
This article was posted: Wednesday, July 9, 2008 at 4:33 am