Panic As Delta Police Shoot Man Dead, Label Him A Robber (SEE HOW IT HAPPENED HERE)
The city of Asaba was thrown into confusion on Thursday, when a yet- to- be- identified man was killed by the police at the DLA Road in Asaba.
It was gathered that young boys suspected to be internet fraudsters, had driven a Mercedes Benz along the road when the police started chasing them.
An eyewitness who pleaded anonymity, told our correspondent that the victim neither had a gun or fired at the police operatives.
He said, ” The police chased their vehicle and shot at the tyre. The vehicle lost control and rammed into a fence. Three persons ran away; the driver of the vehicle came out and surrendered himself by raising his hands. Immediately, the police shot at him. The boys were five in the vehicle; three escaped, one was killed and they went away with his body, while one was arrested.
” It is very painful that the police, who are being paid with taxpayers’ money to protect us, are now killing people without committing any crime. “
Another witness disclosed that he saw the young men bought roasted plantain she they came out of a club.
He said that the police went after them, immediately they drove out.
He said, ” They may be yahoo boys, but they are innocent. “
The identity of the suspect who was arrested by the police was given as Emmanuel Chinedu.
Victor Ojei, a human rights activist, while reacting to the incident, described the action of the police as extra judicial killing and called for proper investigation into the case.
He said, ” One was arrested while one was shot at close range despite the fact that he surrendered, according to an eyewitness. This action must be investigated. This is extrajudicial killing of a very young boy who had a future. “
DSP Bright Edafe, the Police Public Relations Officer in the state, confirmed the incident and said the boys were suspected armed robbers.
He said, ” Our men got information and ambushed them. As they saw the police, they ran away before they were chased.
” They even shot at the police while the police retaliated and shot one, who died at a hospital. Others ran away, while one was arrested and he is helping the police in their investigation. “
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