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Four soldiers beat police inspector to death in Rivers


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A Police Inspector has reportedly been beaten to death by some soldiers attached to the Eleme Petrochemical Industries in Port Harcourt, the Rivers State capital.

The deceased, identified as Hosea Yakubu, was allegedly beaten to death by four soldiers at Eleme Petrochemical gate for driving against traffic on Sunday, 16 August 2020.

WuzupNigeria gathered that Yakubu and two other officers were returning from a patrol duty when they drove against traffic following a gridlock along Eleme road in Port Harcourt.

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However, on reaching the petrochemical company’s gate a military man on mufti challenged them for driving against traffic, prompting a faceoff between the policemen and the yet-to-be-identified soldier.

The soldier was said to have slapped the police driver.

Yakubu was said to have alighted from their patrol van to scold the soldier on plainclothes for slapping his colleague and immediately other soldiers nearby joined in and a fight ensued.

One of the soldiers used a thick wood in hitting Yakubu’s head until he fell to the ground and could no longer move.

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Narrating the incident, a brother to the deceased inspector said,

He said,

“My brother and two other policemen drove one-way because of hold up, when they got to Eleme Petrochemical gate an Army man on mufti stopped them and they started quarrelling and later started fighting. One of the soldiers who later joined the fight use a thick plank to hit my brother’s head and he fell and couldn’t move.

“He was subsequently rushed to the nearest hospital from where he was referred to UPTH and admitted at the ICU.

After 24 hours on admission, he gave up. Up until today, neither the police nor the military have said anything or taken action to bring the culprits to book.”

The Spokesman of the Rivers state Police Command, Nnamdi Omoni, said the Command was aware of the incident, but the details surrounding the incident were still sketchy.

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