A Police sergeant in Rivers State has killed a staff of Onne-based Intels over demand for ‘bail money’, despite police authorities saying ‘bail is free’.
The trigger-happy cop was said to be attached to Elelewon Police Divisional headquarters at Obio-Akpor LGA of Rivers State.
His victim was Abiodun Jimoh from Kwara state.
Ismail Jimoh, brother to Abiodun said police officers on a patrol stopped him and his brother while they were on motorbike going back to the house on Friday 18 December 2020.
He said the police officers searched them and saw nothing incriminating.
They only had on them, their ID cards and iPhone and other handsets.
He said one of the police officers insisted on taking them to the Police station at Elelenwo.
The brothers followed them.
Mr Ismail said he rode on the motorbike and stayed in front, while his brother was inside the Police patrol van as they headed to the station.
When they reached the station, one of the Police officers asked them to bail themselves.
Ismail said his brother pleaded with the officer that they had only N1,500 left.
According to Ismail, other Police officers told the officer who shot his brother to let them go, since nothing incriminating was found on them.
But the officer refused.
Ismail said as the police sergeant began to beat his brother in front of the Police station, he heard two gunshots.
When he turned back, his brother was lying on the floor, in pains.
According to Ismail, he and the other Police Officers took his brother to three different hospitals, but they declined attending to him.
On their way to University of Port Harcourt Hospital,UPTH, the officers drove so recklessly that he fell out from the back of the patrol van.