The carefree policeman who killed Keke Ryder, two others in the rivers for bribes N100 carried out illegal service – Commissioner
Joseph Mukan, the Rivers State Police Commissioner, said the officer who killed the motorcyclist Keke Napep and two others for a N100 bribe in Rukpokwu, near Port Harcourt on Thursday, was carrying out illegal duties.
He also said the officer would be fired and charged with murder.
Mukan, who stated this in a televised interview in Port Harcourt controlled by The Punch, also said that the officer had no reason to use his weapon against an innocent citizen.
The Police Commissioner said: “You know that (the accident) happened where the Keke people (tricycle) ride. A police inspector named Christopher Oba was on an illegal watch near the Rukpokwu interchange. It shouldn’t be separate now.
“So, he’s supposed to be in illegal service. On the road, he approached a tricycle, a scuffle took place between them. At the moment, the use of his firearms is unjustified.
“But he used his firearm and shot the driver of the tricycle.”
The officer, who is currently undergoing a routine trial in the room, was detained by police at the scene, he said.
“As we say now, he is under investigation. By tomorrow (Friday), by the grace of God, he will be charged with murder, because at that moment he has no excuse to use his weapon. “
Recall that on Thursday, riots broke out in Rukpokwu and Rumuodumaya after a policeman killed a tricycle driver, popularly known as “Scolaro”.