police sergeant kills intelligence officers for “bail”
A police sergeant in Rivers State killed Intel employees based in Onna for asking for “bail”, despite police officials saying the “bail is free.”
A police officer, pleased with the trigger, was reportedly sent to the Elelevonian Police Department headquarters in Obio-Akpor County, Rivers State.
His victim was Abiodun Jimo from the state of Kwara.
Abiodun’s brother Ismail Jimo said patrol officers stopped him and his brother as they rode their motorcycles on their way home on Friday, December 18, 2020.
He said the police searched them and found nothing incriminating.
They only had ID cards, iPhones and other phones.
He said that one of the police officers insisted on taking them to the Yelenvo police station.
The brothers followed them.
Mr. Ismail said he rode a motorcycle and stayed in front while his brother was in a police van en route to the train station.
When they approached the police station, one of the police officers asked them to free themselves.
Ismail said that his brother begged the officer that they only had 1,500 N 500 left.
Ismail said other police officers told the officer who shot his brother to release them, as nothing incriminating was found on them.
But the officer refused.
Ismail said that when a police sergeant started beating his brother in front of the police station, he heard two shots being fired.
When he turned around, his brother was lying on the floor in pain.
Ismail said he and other police officers took his brother to three different hospitals, but refused to deal with it.
On the way to the University of Port Harcourt Hospital, UPTH, the police drove so recklessly that he fell out of the back of a patrol van.
He was badly injured.
He also stated that the police did not wait to check on him, they just left with his brother.
He noted that on the morning of December 19 he returned to Elelevon station with his brother’s wife, who learned that his brother had died.
Ismail called on well-meaning Nigerians to seek justice on this issue.
Azizat Omolara Jimo, wife of Abiodun Jimo, cried uncontrollably while talking to reporters.
She was shocked that her husband was killed for no reason.
He called on the Rivers State government, state police and well-meaning Nigerians to come to their aid.
Human rights activist Prince Viro expressed concern about the prevailing trend of police killing innocent civilians.
Viro called on Police Commissioner Joseph Mukan to immediately open an investigation into the incident in order to bring his guilty officers to justice.
Abiodun Jimo was an INTELS employee in Onne, Eleme Local Government District, Rivers State.
He leaves him a wife and three children, six, four and one years old.
Police Commissioner Joseph G. Mukan, confirming the tragic incident, condemned in the strongest possible terms the killing of Abiodun Jimo by a police sergeant.
In the press release of S.P. Nnamdi Omoni, spokesman for the Rivers Police Department, said: “An unfortunate incident took place at the station where a sergeant, without justification, shot the victim, Abiodun Jimo, who was immediately hospitalized but then died.
“His remains were handed over to the morgue.”
According to him, the incident is being investigated and its results will be reported to the public.
Meanwhile, the police sergeant who committed this shameful act is in prison for interrogation and psychological assessment.
His neat cell trial will begin in earnest for possible indictment.
Police Inspector Christopher Obah killed a tricycle driver in Rukpokwu in Obio-Akpora, LGA last week for refusing to pay him a £ 100 bribe.
This action sparked protests from members of the Tricycle Drivers Union.
About four more people died from injuries sustained as a result of shots fired by police officers who tried to disperse the demonstrators.
Police Commissioner Mukan has vowed that any police officer under his supervision who is caught reckless with firearms will be subject to the full wrath of the law.
“Firearms serve to protect the lives and property of innocent civilians, not to kill them,” Mukan said live as he responded to the killing of a tricycle driver in the Rukpokwu community.
Source: – Punch ng