Policemen beat driver to coma over bribe in Rivers.
There was chaos, today, in Port Harcourt, Rivers State, after a driver lost consciousness while being beaten by some bribe-seeking policemen.
According to reports, the driver was accosted by the officers, along the Choba/Ozuoba road, Port Harcourt and in a bid to extort money from him, one of the policemen kept dragging the steering wheel with him as he tired to reverse.
However, after bringing the car to a halt, they dragged him out and beat him till he lost consciousness.
He was reported to have aggravated the officers by not obeying their orders in the first place and so they resorted to teaching him a lesson before the man reportedly passed out.
The officers upon seeing the havoc they have wreaked on the man, made an attempt to escape. But the bystanders at the scene prevented that and berated the officers for trying to abandon the victim afterwards.
Everything later turned chaotic, as the policemen went about threatening to beat up anyone who confronted them at the scene. One of the Policemen could be heard saying nothing could be done to them.
As at the time of filing this report, the fate of the driver remains unknown as he was left on the spot while being unconscious.