Chaos as trigger-happy policeman kills taxi driver in Port-Harcourt

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Chaos has erupted in Rumuokoro roundabout in

Obio-Akpor Local government area of Rivers

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State following the killing of a taxi driver by a

trigger-happy policeman.

The Policeman attached to a detachment of

officers escorting a Petrol Tanker reportedly

shot dead the unnamed driver for obstructing

their movement.

It was gathered that passengers were in

the cab when the unfortunate incident occurred

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but none of the passengers was injured.

Eyewitnesses say the cab drivers plying the

Rumuokoro axis and motor-park touts

regrouped immediately after the incident.

Other commercial drivers and motor park touts

responded by blocking all roads connecting

Rumuokoro roundabout and threatening to

unleash violence.

One of the eyewitnesses say the touts stopped

Police officers reinforced from Rumuokoro

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Divisional Police Station from evacuating the

body of the slain driver.

Another eyewitness said the touts started

attacking everyone perceived to be from

Northern Nigeria because they perceived that

the trigger happy officer is a Northerner.

“After they have stopped the police from

carrying the lifeless body of the driver, those

touts started attacking ‘Aboki’ people that are

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pushing wheelbarrows. That was why SARS

people came to stop them because they had

started destroying Aboki shops too,” he said.

The development prompted more police

reinforcement from the Anti Kidnapping Unit

and the Special Anti-Robbery Squad to quell

possible breakdown of law and order in the

area.


The Rivers State Police Command is yet to

respond to the unfortunate incident.

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