Policeman kills 40-year-old in Bayelsa

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A 40-year-old man, Benalayefa Asiayei, has been shot useless by a policeman alongside Azikoro Road in Yenagoa, the Bayelsa State capital.

It was gathered that Asiayei was getting back from work in his automobile, a Toyota Sienna, round 8pm on Tuesday when he was shot by the policeman.

When contacted concerning the incident, the state Police Public Relations Officer, Musa Mohammed, mentioned the policeman accountable is hooked up to the state safety outfit, Operation Doo Akpo.

The deceased, who was an electrician and hailed from the Bobougbene neighborhood in Burutu Local Government Area of Delta State, was carrying a passenger within the entrance seat when the incident occurred.

An eyewitness mentioned the Operation Doo Akpo patrol stopped him and demanded N200 as their traditional assortment package deal from motorists, which he mentioned he didn’t have.

The eyewitness mentioned Asiayei complained that he was carrying just one passenger when the policeman all of a sudden fired at him.

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It was additional gathered that it was on the scene of the taking pictures that the deceased’s in-law, merely recognized as Zaiky, noticed the automotive and corpse, raised the alarm and one of many policemen pointed on the officer who shot him.

The policeman allegedly escaped within the patrol van, however some eyewitnesses had already taken photos of him.

The police took the corpse to Government House Hospital, Yenagoa and later to the mortuary of the Federal Medical Centre, Yenagoa.

Meanwhile, the household is in search of justice, urging Governor Douye Diri, the Inspector General of Police and the Ijaw Youth Council to take the required steps towards police brutality within the state.

“We are calling on the Executive Governor of Bayelsa State, Sen. Douye Diri and the Inspector General of Police in a matter of urgency, to bring to book, the policeman who shot Bena to death, face the law, and also calling on Ijaw Youth Council IYC Worldwide to take necessary action against police brutality in Bayelsa State,” the household mentioned.



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