Police remain silent over River’s driver murdered by cop

Written by on February 26, 2018

A human rights group, Rivers Civil Society Organisation, has expressed displeasure at the alleged silence of the police in Rivers State over the killing of a taxi driver, Bright Mark.

Mark was allegedly killed last Sunday by a mobile policeman who shot him in the neck at Rumuokoro Roundabout, in the Obio/Akpor Local Government Area of Rivers State.

The killer policeman had left the scene before sympathisers arrived.

The spokesman for the rights group, Mr. Isaac Green, in a statement on Sunday, said seven days after the incident, the police had yet to visit the deceased’s family.

Green alleged that the police had maintained that nothing would be done on the matter until the state Commissioner of Police, Ahmed Zaki, returned from vacation.

“We register our displeasure at the continuous injustice perpetrated by the Nigeria Police after the recent killing of late Mr. Mark Bright, who was murdered in cold blood on Sunday, February 18, 2018 at Rumuokoro Roundabout, East West Road, by a police escort.

“It will interest you to know that seven days after the incident, the police have blatantly refused to visit the deceased’s family. The man left behind a 21-year-old wife and a four-month-old baby they had in a marriage that was just one year and two months old.

“Instead, the police told the family that nothing can be done until the return of the Commissioner of Police, who is perhaps out of the country enjoying his vacation with his family abroad and to return in three weeks,” he said.

He demanded that the police should name, dismiss and prosecute the cop responsible for the murder of the taxi driver.

It will be recalled that in February 2017, It was reported that a painter, Mr. Ese Akpan, was going to work when he was shot dead by a cop in a police team escorting a bullion van on Old Aba Road, Rumuomasi, Port-Harcourt.

No policeman was also arrested for that killing, which was captured on the CCTV of a hospital near the scene of the incident.

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