A Tricycle rider popularly known as Keke Napep, was assaulted alongside his brother in Rivers State, for reportedly resisting extortion by policemen attached to the State’s command.
Facebook user, Yucee Plus who shared the story and video disclosed that the policemen are from Estate Police Station Woji, Port Harcourt, Rivers State.
And after they’ll come and be dragging we are not a in “shithole” country. The way our police officers intimidate and harass ordinary Nigerians is really pathetic. This happened few minutes ago where I was…The police officers wanted to extort money from this young “Keke Napep” driver but he didn’t oblige because according to him there was no money to give to them, then they officers wanted to forcefully take away his tricycle but the young who was just trying to legitimately make ends meet refused them…then this horrible police officers started showing how unprofessional, wicked and barbaric they are. WATCH & SHARE, we MUST STOP #POLICEBRUTALITY.
UPDATE: These policemen are from Estate Police Station Woji, Port Harcourt, Rivers State.
Scene: Elijiji Junction Off Woji Road
Recall that in May 2017, a Gospel artiste Sunny Blu Opukiri has revealed how he was maltreated by policemen who labelled him an armed robber because he spoke against them for allegedly brutalising a Keke rider in Yenagoa, Bayelsa state.
According to him, after a tricycle rider parked neatly just after a bank, trying to negotiate with his passenger and give him change, a police van appeared , officers came out and entered the tricycle giving the charge that the rider blocked the road leading to the entrance of someone’s compound.