The Rivers State Police Command has reacted to the reports on an alleged police brutality case on some residents of the state.
According to a certain report, youths of a local town, Atali, had stormed the Police Station in their area. The Police officers on duty were then reported to have opened fire on the protesters and one of the them was also alleged to have been stabbed with a knife by a police officer identified as Chinedu.
The report stated:
HAPPENING NOW Police officer by the name Chinedu stabbed & murdered an innocent man named Nyebuchi at Atali/Elimgbu, Obio/Akpor LGA. Rivers State. When the youths of the area went on protest at the station,
@PoliceNG shot sporadically at unarmed civilians.
A 13 year old by the name Precious Gladstone & Turuchi (27) were shot by men of the
@PoliceNG when youths went on protest against the murder of Nyebuchi.
Nyebuchi was stabbed to death minutes ago by a
@PoliceNG officer called Chinedu. Precious Gladstone & Turuchi were subsequently shot by officers at Atali/Elimgbu Police station.
While responding to the alleged police brutality on the ‘innocent citizens’ the Rivers State Police Command debunked the initial reports and claimed that its officers at the Police Station were attacked by the youth of the Atali Community, who had earlier set ablaze an apartment of a police officer close to the station.
See the Statement above.