COVID-19: Policeman reportedly kills okada rider for not wearing face mask

COVID-19: Policeman reportedly kills okada rider for not wearing face mask

- A commercial motorcyclist popularly known as okada rider has reportedly been shot dead by a police officer in Imo state

- The incident was reported to have occurred in Orlu local government area the state

- Residents of the area have protested that killing and demanded justice for the deceased

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A yet to be identified commercial motorcyclist popularly known as okada rider has reportedly been shot dead by a police officer in Imo state for not wearing a face mask in accordance with the COVID-19 safety guidelines.

The killing of the motorcyclist was said to have occurred in Orlu local government area of Imo state, Channels TV reported.

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A policeman has reportedly shot dead an okada rider for not wearing a face in accordance with the COVID-19 safety guidelines. Photo credits: Vanguard
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The reported killing of the man has sparked a demonstration in the area as residents demanded justice for the deceased.

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Residents said the policeman killed the motorcyclist after he refused to pay a 50 naira bribe for not wearing a face mask.

The Imo state police command is yet to comment on the incident.

In another news report, after terrorising Akinyele area of Ibadan, the capital of Oyo state, for some months, police have finally arrested some suspected ritualists linked to the serial killings in the pacesetter state.

The Nation reported that this was disclosed on Wednesday, July 8, by the special adviser to Governor Seyi Makinde on security, Fatai Owoseni, while addressing a town hall meeting in Akinyele.

Legit.ng gathered that the meeting was organised by a private radio station JAMZ 100.1 FM. Owoseni, a retired Assistant Inspector-General of Police, said the suspects would soon be paraded by the Oyo state police command.

He said: “Even though there is no town where there is no sin, I can assure you as I speak that the perpetrators of the killings in Akinyele have been apprehended.

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“As of yesterday, the criminals have been apprehended and the commissioner of police would possibly hold a press conference today. But I can specifically tell you that the person behind it has taken police to the ritualists and they are now behind the bars.”

Owoseni emphasised the need for residents to be security conscious, stressing that everyone has a role to play in securing communities.

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