How do we end police brutality? Trigger-happy policeman who killed a young Keke Napep ride at Rukpokwu area of Obio/Akpor Local Government Area of Rivers state, has been detained.
It was reported earlier that the policeman was accused of shooting the commercial tricyclist for allegedly refusing to give him N100 bribe in the early hours of yesterday, Thursday, December 10.
Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO) of the Command, Nnamdi Omoni who confirmed the incident urged residents to remain calm as justice will be served on the incident. He added that policemen have been deployed to the area to restore calm and contain a further breakdown of law and order.
“I am aware of the incident at Rukpoku. One of our men killed a Keke rider this morning. The policeman has been disarmed and he is detained now.
“We have mobilised our men in the area to restore calm and contain a further breakdown of law and order.
“We are pleading for calm to allow us to bring him to justice. Two wrongs can never make a wrong. The Keke driver has died and the man who killed him must receive his punishment.
“Killing a policeman or burning down a station cannot bring him back to life or give him justice, instead it will deteriorate the situation.”
A tragic incident occurred this morning in Rukpokwu community of Rivers State as a young Keke Napep driver was allegedly shot dead by a policeman.
Instagram user @Jordiithegreat who shared videos from the scene, alleged the commercial driver was shot dead after he refused giving the policeman N100.
Happening live in rukpokwu and rumodumaya community of Port Harcourt, Rivers State… As police officer shoots and kill a small boy who is a Keke driver over 100 naira…
The One-Million Dollar Question is How do we end police brutality once and for all in Nigeria?