Imo Youths Protest As Policeman Kills Motorcyclist Over N50 Bribe
Youths and indigenes of Orlu town in Orlu Local Government Area of Imo state staged a protest Thursday following a report that a police officer killed a young man identified to be a commercial motorcyclist.
The officer who is said to have been on duty at the popular banana junction in Orlu town allegedly shot the motorcyclist for failure to use a face mask and refusal to give a fifty naira (N50) bribe.
The Imo state police command in response to the report said the officer, Sergeant Awusu Henry has been arrested and taken into custody.
Command spokesman, SP Ikeokwu Orlando, stated in a communique that one other person was injured in the riot that ensued following the killing.
He revealed that the State’s Commissioner of Police, CP Isaac Akinmoyede has ordered a full-scale investigation into the matter, with a view to unraveling the circumstances surrounding the unfortunate incident.
According to SP Ikeokwu, the command while regretting and condemning the “unethical and unprofessional infraction”, is assuring members of the public that justice will be done in the matter.
Aggrieved members of the public, especially the people of Orlu and its environs, were urged to remain calm as “no stone will be left unturned in the quest to ensure that justice is done”.