Another Team Of Trigger-happy Nigerian Policemen Shoot Businessman, Beat Up His Children

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The businessman was kicked from behind by a policeman while he was in conversation with another officer during the stop-and-search.

A businessman, Nelson Chijindu, has narrated how some Nigerian policemen stationed along the Nkpolu axis in the Obio/Akpor Local Government Area of Rivers State assaulted and shot at him while driving along the road.

Narrating his ordeal, Chijindu said he narrowly escaped death as a result of heavy beatings from the policemen.

In a video seen by SaharaReporters, the businessman was kicked from behind by a policeman while he was in conversation with another officer during the stop-and-search.

According to him, he said he fell and broke his arm in the process, and that he sustained bullet wound when they fired gun shots at his vehicle.

He said, “They shot in the air for me to pull my car over. I did. Then they pulled out all the children and started beating them. I came down to stop them from beating the kids.

“People were just shouting that the policemen should stop, that they were kids. So, in the process, they started beating me. One of them hit me with his gun. Another also hit the phone I was holding. One of the officers went behind me and brushed me down. I fell and had a broken bone.”

Calls out across to the state Police Public Relations Officer, Grace Iringe-Koko were not picked nor returned.

This is coming a few days after a trigger-happy Assistant Superintendent of Police (ASP) a pregnant lawyer, Mrs. Omobolanle Raheemin the Ajah area of Lagos state.

The Assistant Superintendent of Police (ASP), Drambi Vandi, attached to the Ajah Police Station and his team were said to have tried to stop the lawyer and her family members on Christmas Day.

The deceased, her sister, and four children were coming from an eatery in their car around 11am when the cop tried to stop them.

The bullet was said to have hit the victim; she was rushed to a hospital, where she was confirmed dead.

However, the killing of Raheem is one of the many incidents of police brutality and extrajudicial killings that have been recorded across the country time after time.

On December 07, a 31-year-old man identified as Gafaru Buraimoh of Land Estate, Ajah was shot dead by a police officer attached to same Ajah Divisional Police station.

Buraimoh was hit by a stray bullet at about 10:00 pm while was coming out of SkyMall.

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