Police admit killing final year UNIPORT student

Police admit killing final year UNIPORT student

The Rivers State Police Command has admitted to killing a final year student of the University of Port Harcourt, Oghenekevwe Edah.

It was learnt that the Assistant Commissioner of Police (Operations), A.A. Muhammed, who delivered a condolence message to the deceased’s family on behalf of the state Commissioner of Police, Musa Kimo, promised that justice would be done in the matter.

This is just as the UNIPORT Student Union Government threatened to protest against the police over the recurring killing of students on the highway.

PUNCH Metro had reported on Tuesday that Oghenekevwe was returning from a church on Sunday and was standing at the Assemblies of God Church Junction, in the Alakahia area of Port Harcourt, when a police van driving against traffic hit him.

The police were said to have attempted escaping from the scene, but were held by passersby who compelled them to take the victim to the University of Port Harcourt Teaching Hospital, where he died.

The police were said to have denied killing the victim, saying they only picked him from the road after he was knocked down by a vehicle. Read more

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