Police and CBRAC group kick as cop kills man in Rivers State.
CBRAC to the Nigerian Police
Civil rights group in Rivers State, the Centre for Basic Rights Protection and Accountability Campaign (CBRAC) and the Rivers State Police Command, have condemned the killings of Mr. Jimoh Abiodun, by a policeman in the State.
Rivers State Commissioner of Police, Joseph Mukan, said the suspected policeman, whose name remained undisclosed, had been subjected to psychological evaluation.
Information gathered revealed that the policeman killed Abiodun on Saturday around Elelenwo Community in Obio/Akpor Local Government Area of Rivers State for an unknown reason.
Abiodun, who was a father of three children was reportedly killed in front of a police station (Elelewon Police Division) in Obio/Akpor Local Government Area.
The Coordinator of Centre for Basic Rights Protection and Accountability Campaign (CBRAC), Prince Wiro, called on the commissioner of Police in the state to intervene and get to the root of the matter.
Wiro said: “We are calling for a thorough investigation into the circumstances that led to the shooting to death of Mr Jimoh Abiodun, father of three children by a Police Officer attached to Elelewon Police Divisional Police headquarters in the early hours of Saturday December 19th, 2020 at the front of Elelewon Police Division.
The State Police Public Relations Officer, SP. Nnamdi Omoni, condemned the killing of Abiodun, saying the police had commenced investigations into the sad incident.
SP Omoni said following the directives of the police commissioner, the suspect had been debriefed, detained and would soon be prosecuted.