Family members and friends of 25 years old Moses Adams who was allegedly killed by a policeman on Monday blocked the entrance of the Edo State Command and demanded for justice for their departed loved one.
The blockade hindered others who were trying to enter or exit the premises of the police.
Adams, who was in a vehicle with his family members was hit by a bullet while the police were arresting a murder suspect, Ebuka Nwaechie, who was involved in the alleged killing of Bright Orikose on 24/12/2020.
Adams was said to have been rushed to the Edo Specialist Hospital where he died of his wounds.
Family members of the deceased wept uncontrollably as they urged the police authorities to unravel the reason for the killing of their son and brother.
Armed with placards and the photograph of the deceased, family members and friends of late Moses Adam said the youngman went on an errand for his elder sister whose marriage was slated for last Saturday when he was shot on his way to deliver the message.
One of the friends of the deceased said: “The police claimed that their men were trailing one suspected criminal when the late Moses was hit by a stray bullet but
I can say that Adams was killed intentionally by a police officer. We are calling on the police authorities to unmask the policeman involved in the alleged extra judicial killing and ensure justice prevails.”
Addressing the angry protesters, the Deputy Commissioner of Police in charge of operations, ACP Miller Dantawaye, said the police authorities have visited the family of the deceased to express their sympathy
He said the Command would leave no stone unturned in ensuing that justice is served.
JUST IN: Popular Ex-agitator Commits Suicide
There were pandemonium and rude shock on Saturday evening in Ogbe-Ijaw, an Ijaw community that serves as headquarters of Warri South-West council as popular ex-agitator from the Ijaw extraction, Friday Igbegbe, commits suicide.
An anonymity pleading source who disclosed this to CONGRESS NEWS said reason why he took his life by succide was yet unknown.
The body of the ex-agitator has been deposited in the mortuary in Warri, Delta State.
Stakeholders in the Ijaw struggle have consequently expressed shock over the incident.
The late militant war Lord hailed from Ijaw in Ogbe-Ijoh community, Warri South west local government area of Delta state.
Replying to SMS sent by INFO DAILY to Police Public Relations Officer, Delta State Command, SP Bright Edafe, he said he was not aware of the development.
Gunmen Kidnap Two Little Girls From Mother’s Car In Ondo
Two little girls have been kidnapped in Ondo State by gunmen suspected to be kidnappers.
The two girls of nursery and kindergarten classes were snatched from their mother’s car in Akure, the State capital.
The incident occurred at Leo area of Akure metropolis when the victims’ mother was driving into their compound in their ash coloured Toyota Camry, popularly known as ‘muscle’.
The incident was said to have been reported to the police.
Confirming the development, the Police Public Relations Officer, PPRO, in the State, DSP Funmi Odunlami, disclosed that the mother of the kids reported the case at the police station shortly after it happened.
While stating that the anti-kidnapping section was already handling the issue, the PPRO said she was not sure if the kidnappers had contacted the family.
Scores Burnt As Fire Guts Illegal Refinery In Rivers
About 25 persons are reported to have been burnt in the Rumuekpe community in the Emohua Local Government Area of Rivers State following a fire outbreak from an illegal local refinery popularly known as Kpofire.
The incident took place on Thursday, according to eyewitnesses.
The fire broke out after a pipe exploded at the site of the illegal refinery.
The leader of a local vigilante group in the area, Frank Nwazimutor who confirmed the incident, however, said he counted only four dead bodies from his own village alone, saying that more persons than estimated may have been affected by the fire.
According to him “about 22 people were there but not all of them were burnt to death”.
He said the community has remained calm but that tension is high in the forest where the fire broke out.
The vigilante leader however blamed the increasing practice of illegal refineries on lack of employment opportunities.
The Rivers State Police Command is yet to react to the incident.
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