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Police Confirm Killing Of Tricycle Operator By Officer In Rivers, Say He Is Facing Trial

A file picture of a police officer displaying the crest of the Nigeria Police Force. PHOTO: Sodiq Adelakun/Channels TV

 

The Rivers State Police Command has confirmed the killing of a tricycle operator by considered one of their officers in Rivers State.

In a press release signed by the police spokesperson within the state, Nnamdi Omoni, the Police confirmed that the Inspector, on Thursday, shot the tricycle operator at Rukpokwu Junction in Obio/Akpor LGA of Rivers State.

Omoni within the assertion stated the Commissioner of Police within the state condemned the incident and has ordered the instant graduation of the Inspector’s Orderly Room Trial.

He additionally added that the officer might be dismissed and charged to courtroom instantly for homicide.

 

See police full assertion beneath

The Rivers State Police Command was greeted this morning with the unhappy and unlucky incident of the dying of a tricycle driver who was shot and killed by a Police Inspector on responsibility at Rukpokwu Junction in Obio/Akpor LGA of Rivers State.

The incident attracted response from the Keke Drivers’ Union however was nevertheless instantly contained by our males deployed to the realm.

The Commissioner of Police, CP Joseph G. Mukan, psc has condemned the dastardly incident and ordered the instant graduation of the Inspector’s Orderly Room Trial, who’s at the moment being tried, might be dismissed and charged to courtroom instantly for homicide.

He has equally prolonged the heartfelt condolences of the Inspector-General of Police and the Command to the households of the deceased and the Keke Drivers’ Union, assuring them that he’ll do all in his powers to make sure that the curiosity of justice might be served within the circumstance whereas interesting to all aggrieved individuals to take care of restraint and permit the legislation take its full course.

So far, the affected areas have been stabilized and safety beefed up on the Rumuokoro Police Station to forestall any breakdown of Law and Order. Accordingly, calm has been restored and enterprise actions resumed, whereas the scenario stays underneath shut monitoring.

SP NNAMDI OMONI,

POLICE PUBLIC RELATIONS OFFICER,

FOR: COMMISSIONER OF POLICE,

RIVERS STATE COMMAND,

PORT HARCOURT.

10/12/2020

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