POLICE BULLETS HIT TEENAGE GIRLS IN DELTA

Written by on September 1, 2020

STRAY BULLETS FIRED BY POLICE OFFICERS ATTEMPTING TO STOP A MOVING VEHICLE IN THE EDJEBA AXIS OF WARRI SOUTH LOCAL GOVERNMENT AREA OF DELTA STATE HAVE REPORTEDLY HIT TWO TEENAGE GIRLS.

QUEST NEWS THAT THE INCIDENT HAPPENED LATE THURSDAY AROUND CAC JUNCTION IN THE COMMUNITY, AS THE OPERATIVES MADE FRANTIC EFFORTS TO STOP THE OCCUPANT OF A TOYOTA CAMRY, SUSPECTED TO BE AN INTERNET FRAUDSTER.

IT WAS GATHERED THAT ONE OF THE GIRLS WAS HIT ON THE WAIST, WHILE THE OTHER WAS STUCK ON ONE OF HER HANDS.

THE POLICE OFFICERS, WHO DROVE IN A VOLKSWAGEN JETTA CAR WITH ‘POLICE’ INSCRIPTION ON THE BONNET, REPORTEDLY SHOT AT THE TYRES OF THE VEHICLE WITHIN THE RESIDENTIAL AREA.

VIDEO FOOTAGE OF THE INCIDENT, WHICH SURFACED ON SOCIAL MEDIA, SHOWED PEOPLE GATHERED AROUND ONE OF THE TEENAGE GIRLS, WHO WAS SAID TO HAVE BEEN SHOT BY THE SECURITY OFFICERS.

SHE WAS THEN RUSHED TO A HOSPITAL IN A TRICYCLESOURCES ALLEGED THAT A SIMILAR INCIDENT CLAIMED THE LIFE OF A YOUNG BOY AT THE PRAISE CENTRE AXIS OF JAKPA ROAD, UVWIE COUNCIL AREA, IN JULY.

HE WAS SAID TO HAVE BEEN HIT BY A POLICE VAN WHILE THEY WERE CHASING A SUSPECTED INTERNET SCAMMER.

A POLICE PATROL TEAM ATTACHED TO SAFE DELTA COMMAND IN THE STATE, HAD ON WEDNESDAY ARRESTED A MUSIC PRODUCER, UMUKORO FEARGOD, ALONGSIDE TWO ARTISTES IN UGHELLI ON THE GROUNDS THAT HE WAS A “YAHOO BOY”.

HE WAS, HOWEVER RELEASED ON THURSDAY MORNING AFTER THE COMPLAINTS RESPONSE UNIT (CRU) OF THE NIGERIA POLICE FORCE INTERVENED ON THE MATTER WITH A PROMISE TO CARRY OUT FURTHER INVESTIGATIONS.

RESIDENTS OF WARRI HAVE TAKEN TO SOCIAL MEDIA AND OTHER OUTLETS TO DECRY THE RECENT ACTIONS OF POLICEMEN, ESPECIALLY YOUTHS OF THE METROPOLIS, CALLING FOR THE INTERVENTION OF THE DELTA STATE GOVERNMENT.

THE DELTA STATE POLICE COMMAND HOWEVER CONFIRMED ONLY A GIRL SUSTAINED INJURY IN THE INCIDENT, ADDING THE TEAM FLAGGED DOWN THE VEHICLE ON “REASONABLE SUSPICION”.


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