George Floyd, a 46-year-old black American man, killed in Minneapolis, Minnesota, during an arrest for allegedly using a counterfeit bill, has been reburied in Mbaise, Imo State, Nigeria.
This followed discovery by a clergyman, Pastor Humble Okoro, who allegedly link late George Floyd to Mbaise.
According to pastor Okoro, “I have traced the ancestral root of George Obinna Floyd to Umuoffor kindred in Obokwu obibi Aboh Mbaise Imo State and I feel so happy now that we have reburied him alongside with his ancestors.
George Perry Floyd was born in Fayetteville, North Carolina, and raised in the Third Ward of Houston, Texas. In 2014, he moved to Minneapolis, Minnesota.
On May 25, 2020, Derek Chauvin, a white police officer, knelt on Floyd’s neck for almost eight minutes while Floyd was handcuffed and lying face down, begging for his life and repeatedly saying “I can’t breathe”.
Officers J. Alexander Kueng and Thomas Lane further restrained Floyd, while officer Tou Thao prevented bystanders from intervening.
During the final two minutes, Floyd was motionless and had no pulse while Chauvin ignored onlookers’ pleas to remove his knee, which he did not do until medics told him to.
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