Policemen arrested for allegedly opening fire on innocent women in Bayelsa after being stuck in Traffic
Members of a patrol team who allegedly opened fire on innocent women at the Tombia-Etegwe roundabout, Yenagoa, because they were stuck in traffic have been identified and taken into custody.
The Bayelsa State Police Command made this known in a press release, saying;
YENAGOA SHOOTING INCIDENT- CP CALLS FOR CALM AS THE PATROL TEAM IS TAKEN INTO CUSTODY.
The authorities of the Bayelsa State Police Command have identified and taken into custody the patrol team allegedly responsible for the unprovoked attack on innocent women at the Tombia-Etegwe roundabout, Yenagoa.
The unfortunate incident occurred at the popular Tombia-Etegwe roundabout on 24 November, 2020 at about 1945 hours, when the patrol team was stuck in a traffic gridlock and one of the Police officers in a bid to clear the gridlock accidentally fired a shot, the bullet ricocheted and injured three women.
The victims one Alice Azaghene ‘f’ 17 years, one Mrs Ebinipiri J. Onojamadu ‘f’ 46 years, and one Madufuro Blessing ‘f’ 32 years. All have been taken to the Glory land Hospital, Yenagoa where they are responding to treatment.
Commissioner of Police CP Mike Okoli fsi, condemned the shooting and called for calm from the citizens and has also visited the injured victims and assured them that the case will be thoroughly investigated and all indicted persons brought to justice.
SP Asinim Butswat
Police Public Relations Officer
Bayelsa State Command.