- The police command in Bayelsa have arrested one of its officers who killed an NYSC member during the Christmas season
- The said officer, according to the commissioner of the police in the state, Uche Anozia, is in the custody of the Criminal Intelligence and Investigation Department (SCID) in Yenagoa
- The officer in detention also shot dead two other persons during the Yuletide
A policeman, who in a feat of anger shot dead a serving member of the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) and two other persons during the Yuletide in Bayelsa, has been arrested.
The arrest and detention of the police officer, whose name was withheld, was announced on Tuesday, January 7, by the command in Bayelsa in a statement, Channels TV reports.
Uche Anozia, the state commissioner of police, said that the officer in question is presently in the custody of the state Criminal Intelligence and Investigation Department (SCID) in Yenagoa.
The statement said: “The authorities of Bayelsa Police Command have arrested and taken into custody one Police Mobile Force (PMF) personnel for suspicion of Discreditable Conduct and Unlawful Use of his firearm.
“The suspect, a male NCO, who was arrested on the orders of the state Commissioner of Police, CP Uche Anozia is currently in detention at the State Criminal Intelligence and Investigation Department, Yenagoa.”
Earlier, Legit.ng reported that riot broke out in Bayelsa state after a policeman shot dead a commercial driver and two of his passengers.
The policeman, who was guarding a new generation bank at the Ekeki area, opened fire on the commercial bus and escaped the scene shortly after quickly boarding a commercial tricycle.
It was learnt the bullet, which was shot at close range, pierced through the driver’s head and hit two other passengers, including a member of the NYSC.
An eyewitness quoted in the report said the policeman got enraged because the driver stopped the bus in front of the bank.
“We were just in front of here when the policeman started the argument that led to the shooting,” the source, who spoke in confidence said.
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