In News by Oluwaseun Samuel on the 23rd, September, 2020

4 Policemen Arrested For Killing Musician In Rivers State

Four Policemen Arrested For Killing Musician In Rivers State


The Deceased, Chibuike Daniel Dominic

4 cops from the anti-kidnapping unit of the Rivers State Police Command and one sergeant connected to a grocery store have been detained for taking pictures a 20-year-old Chibuike Daniel Dominic, aka Modern, in Elelewo axis of Obi-Akpor Native Authorities Space of the state.

Modern, a musician, was allegedly shot lifeless by police operatives on Saturday, sparking a wave of protests two days after by indignant youths, who demanded justice for the slain musician.

Sources narrated that the deceased and his good friend, merely recognized as Reuben, have been ready outdoors a lodge for a automobile to convey them to a vacation spot when policemen confronted them.

The supply mentioned: “They have been unarmed, there was nothing incriminating about them, however out of sheer concern of being arrested, the duo took to their heels. Following a chase that ensued, a riot policeman at De Matter Grocery store shot the musician.”

One other supply advised The Guardian that the armed officers, who have been on a patrol, sighted the sufferer and two of his mates strolling down the road, beckoned on them to come back, however the boys, having seen that the boys have been with weapons, ran away.

“Whereas fleeing, the officers shouted ‘thief oh, thief oh’ and on listening to that, a police sergeant connected to a grocery store inside the space, got here out, chased and shot Dominic. He died earlier than he could possibly be taken to the hospital.”

Governor Nyesom Wike has condemned the killing and referred to as for the reformation or outright dissolution of the Particular Anti-Theft Squad (SARS).

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Reacting to the unhappy improvement, Wike, on his official twitter deal with, @NyesomWike, yesterday mentioned the brutal killing by SARS operatives in Port Harcourt is unacceptable.

“We now have and can proceed to clamour for reformation or outright dissolution of SARS as a result of they’ve turn into a menace to the society,”
the governor said.

Spokesman for the state police command, Nnamdi Omoni, who confirmed the killing, mentioned the officers had been moved to the state CID for additional investigation. He mentioned: “On September 19, about 2:30p.m., the chief of the Anti-Kidnapping unit on patrol alongside Elelenwo took one Daniel Ikeaguchi with Sgt Isaiah Ben, connected to 35 PMF Jigawa however on guard responsibility at an property in Elelenwo, who allegedly shot the deceased, took the boy to the Elelenwo police station.

“On the receipt of the report, the DPO, CSP Chima Nnaji, instantly ordered that the boy, who was bleeding, be taken to the hospital, however he ultimately died and was deposited on the UPTH mortuary.

“The DPO, after his preliminary investigation, transferred the sergeant and the 4 policemen from Anti-Kidnapping to the state CID for additional investigation,” he mentioned.

However a sister to the diseased, Mercy Dominic, expressed shock that because the dying of Chibuike, the police had not contacted them. She lamented that they have been denied entry and locked out from the Elelenwo Police Station after they went to inquire in regards to the dying of their brother.

She mentioned: “We have been blocked and denied entry to the police station. We went there to make inquiries after listening to of my brother’s dying, however they refused us entrance. Whereas roaming in entrance of the gate, I noticed an officer in a police van the place the opposite two of my late brother’s mates have been saved and I requested, the place is my brother. The officer heartlessly advised me to go to College of Port Harcourt Educating Hospital mortuary, saying that was the place they dumped his physique.”She described the incident as heartbreaking, including his aged father had severely been affected following the unhappy information.

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“The best way they have been parading together with his physique bleeding throughout, as an alternative of taking him to the hospital is inhuman. I would like them to face the regulation. We would like justice.” She, subsequently, referred to as for thorough investigation into the incident and prosecution of any officer discovered culpable.

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