Police, group trade words over alleged killing of activist in Delta

Police, group trade words over alleged killing of activist in Delta



The Police in Delta State and a rights group, the Committee for the Defence of Human Rights, CDHR, are currently trading words over the killing of a member of the latter.

While the police say he was an armed robber, the CDHR insist he was unjustly murdered.

Veloxnews gathered that the deceased was shot beside the Church of God Mission, along Jakpa road in Delta State.

The victim was said to be inside his black Toyota Solara car when the incident occurred.

The Delta State CDHR Chairman, Comrade Prince Kehinde-Taiga in a chat with Veloxnews confirmed the report stressing that, “the police deliberately killed the young man”.

Taiga noted that the Police in Ovwian also shot one of his members two weeks ago, adding that, “three days ago, the police also threatened to kill our women leader.”

Taiga vowed that “the law must have its cause. Whoever that is involved the act must face the music.”

Taiga also called on the Delta State Commissioner of Police, Muhammad Mustafa to investigate the matter thoroughly and ensure justice was done.

Contacted, the Delta State Acting Police Public Relations Officer, DSP Andrew Aniamaka said the allegations cannot be true.

He stated that, ” the police don’t kill human rights activists.”

DSP Aniamaka explained that, “We need them in our work. We are in the best of terms with the people.

“I will find out and get back to you. The police job is saving lives, protecting properties and ensuring that the rights of the people are maintained.”

“I will find out and get back to you. The police job is saving lives, protecting properties and ensuring that the rights of the people are maintained.”

DSP Aniamaka later called back to say it was armed robbery case.

According to him, “There were four armed men in a car. Immediately they saw the police, they opened. In the gun duel, three of the young men escaped and one was gunned down. A locally made cut to size gun was recovered with two live cartridges. “

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