Policeman Shoots 40-Year-Old To Death.

Policeman Shoots 40-Year-Old To Death.


40-year-old man, Benalayefa Asiayei, has been shot dead by a policeman along Azikoro Road in Yenagoa, the Bayelsa State capital.


Eyewitness said, Asiayei was returning from work in his vehicle, a Toyota Sienna, around 8pm on Tuesday when he was shot by the policeman.


When contacted about the incident, the state Police Public Relations Officer, Musa Mohammed, said the policeman responsible is attached to the state security outfit, Operation Doo Akpo, and the deceased, who was an electrician and hailed from the Bobougbene community in Burutu Local Government Area of Delta State, was carrying a passenger in the front seat when the incident occurred.


An eyewitness said the Operation Doo Akpo patrol stopped him and demanded N200 as their usual collection package from motorists, which he said he did not have, and while, Asiayei complained that he was carrying only one passenger when the policeman suddenly fired at him, and the corpse has been deposited at the Government House Hospital, Yenagoa and later to the mortuary of the Federal Medical Centre, Yenagoa.


Meanwhile, the family is seeking justice, and urging Governor Douye Diri, the Inspector General of Police and the Ijaw Youth Council to take the necessary steps against police brutality in the state.

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