Protest As Trigger-happy Policeman Shoots Cab Driver Dead In Port Harcourt

at 06:22 PM, 18 Feb 18 (3 weeks ago)
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Chaos has erupted in Rumuokoro roundabout in Obio-Akpor Local government area of Rivers State following the killing of a taxi driver by a trigger-happy policeman.

The Policeman attached to a detachment of officers escorting a Petrol Tanker reportedly shot dead the unnamed driver for obstructing their movement.

DAILY POST gathered that passengers were in the cab when the unfortunate incident occurred but none of the passengers was injured.

Eyewitnesses say the cab drivers plying the Rumuokoro axis and motor-park touts regrouped immediately after the incident.

Other commercial drivers and motor park touts responded by blocking all roads connecting Rumuokoro roundabout and threatening to unleash violence.

One of the eyewitnesses say the touts stopped Police officers reinforced from Rumuokoro Divisional Police Station from evacuating the body of the slain driver.

Another eyewitness said the touts started attacking everyone perceived to be from Northern Nigeria because they perceived that the trigger happy officer is a Northerner.

“After they have stopped the police from carrying the lifeless body of the driver, those touts started attacking ‘Aboki’ people that are pushing wheelbarrows. That was why SARS people came to stop them because they had started destroying Aboki shops too,” he said.

The development prompted more police reinforcement from the Anti Kidnapping Unit and the Special Anti-Robbery Squad to quell possible breakdown of law and order in the area.

The Rivers State Police Command is yet to respond to the unfortunate incident.
cypanyahucha at 07:06 PM, 18 Feb 18 (3 weeks ago)
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Na waaoo! Why shoot an unarmed civilian? Due to obstruction of their movement? Where in the constitution is it tantamount to firing squard?
slimber at 07:31 PM, 18 Feb 18 (3 weeks ago)
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Hmmmmmm just killing people animals
chukkychukky at 09:01 PM, 18 Feb 18 (3 weeks ago)
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petrol is worth more dan blood
crocatum at 09:21 PM, 18 Feb 18 (3 weeks ago)
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In river state the police treat people like animals, they beat them like children, they also don't respect rules, when they enter the banks they ignore ques, they harass citizens who complain, the police are seen as northern extract with high levels of brutality and  also for the wealthy, they are used to oppress the weak. Whenever you hear the police envoy coming, sometimes you have to run or hide, even when you are innocent, to keep yourself safe.
 Its a war zone. The tension, oppression, and pollution in river state seems to magnified by the mentality of the people also, with kidnappings, the people have developed a hostile sense of living, in the long run, it degrades the development of the people as a whole.

Also, it happens in government institutions, where government officials are like gods with special abilities to bring judgment, as soon as they have little power, they become so powerful, able to get deranged and act in insidious ways.

Maybe it's because of tension and overpopulation, but it's a lawless area, where the police are criminals and terrorist and government officials are extortionists in some instances, they are gods that need some worship.
dasola08 at 09:40 PM, 18 Feb 18 (3 weeks ago)
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gogoman at 02:25 AM, 19 Feb 18 (3 weeks ago)
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useless thugs, so na aboki wey dey sell yam kill the man  Roll Eyes Roll Eyes Roll Eyes Roll Eyes
nature7888 at 10:10 AM, 19 Feb 18 (3 weeks ago)
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ruthie at 11:34 AM, 19 Feb 18 (3 weeks ago)
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why attack the aboki...when the police men dey dia..


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