Protest, chaos erupt in Rivers community after policeman reportedly shot Keke driver dead over N100
A young keke driver known as ‘Schoolboy’ has been killed today 10th of November, by a policeman at Rukpokwu Town in Port Harcourt, Rivers State.
Within Nigeria gathered that the deceased wife wife who recently put to bed two days ago was weep and inconsolable at the scene of the incident.
According to multiple eyewitness reports, the police man shot the young man because he refused to give them N100 bribe.
The officers was said to have fled the scene immediately after killing the young man, forcing other keke drivers in the area to block the road in protest against the killing of ‘Schoolboy’.
The incident has resulted in chaos and protest in the community.
There is sporadic shooting now in Rukpokwu by police officers following protests by tricycle operators as a result of a keke driver who was allegedly shot dead by a police officer
An eye witness confirmed that the police officer had reportedly shot the Keke driver over pic.twitter.com/pFXda9xmmj
— Decent Nigerian (@decentnigerian1) December 10, 2020
The killing at Rukpokwu was not a stray bullet. It was a direct shot in the head of a Keke rider that refused to part with N100. #EndSARS was barely 7wks ago & here we are. @MBuhari asked people not to protest but how do you stop this anger. @PoliceNG
Grammy @TodayFM951 pic.twitter.com/v2U4baqGVi
— Victor Ezeama (@daviqy_sabad) December 10, 2020
This incident is coming amidst call by some Nigerians for a second wave of the #EndSARS protests against police brutality and human right abuse by law enforcement officers.
Meanwhile, many Nigerian have taken to their social media accounts to condemn the killing of the keke driver and also call for the arrest of the officer involved.
Police just killed a keke napep guy today at Rukpokwu (Mgbuchi) in Port Harcourt, and he ran away.
Please when will this stop?, when will the police stop killing us instead of protecting us?, if people should protest or retaliate now, Buhari will be disgusted. This is tiring tbh
— Uncle Ajala (@UNCLE_AJALA) December 10, 2020
To those of us in Port Harcourt, Rivers State. Please avoid Rukpokwu (New road) area. You can follow SARS road. Some shootings going on there this morning. Killing recorded. Traffic is heavy. Heavy Police presence over there. Stay safe.
— Mahmudio (@Mahmudio1) December 10, 2020