***He Is An Armed Robber, Says Police
***Rights Group Petitions IG, Alleges Assassination By Security Operatives
A cleric in Warri, Pastor Rex Bobo, has said that he will not relent until his murdered son, Efe Rex-Bobo, who was shot dead in cold blood along Jakpa Road, Effurun on Wednesday, the 27th of December, 2017 at about 6:30pm by Policemen attached to the Nigeria Police Station, Effurun, gets justice.
The deceased who is a National Diploma 1, Mechanical Engineering student of the Delta State Polythenic, Otefe-Oghara in Ethiope West Local Government Area of Delta State and aged 25 years, married with a 5-year-old child, on the said day boarded a commercial tricycle from PTI Junction in Effurun to Jakpa Road, to see a colleague of his. When along Jakpa Road, they ran into a skirmish between two rival youths in the area, and in the pandemonium that ensued, Efe, like every other passenger trapped in the said skirmish had to alight from the said tricycle for safety.
According to the father of the deceased, it was in the process of running for safety that his late son was shot on the back by Policemen attached to the Nigeria Police Station Effurun, invited to maintain law and order in the area.
The narrative of the pastor also has it that in the morning of the 28th of December, 2017, he got an anonymous phone call from a Police Officer attached to the Nigeria Police Station, Ekpan who refused to disclose his name and phone number, to proceed to the said Police Station as his son was in their custody.
Pastor Rex however got the shock of his life when on getting to the said Police Station, he was informed by the Divisional Police Officer that the said deceased was not in their custody.
The following day, when the deceased was not forthcoming home, the father of the deceased, in company of other family members, visited several Police Stations and Clinics in Effurun and its environs in search of the deceased, all but to no avail.
Days later, the father of the deceased, out of curiosity, visited the Nigeria Police Station, Ekpan for the second time in search of his missing son and was then informed by the said Divisional Police Officer that the Police shot a young man along Jakpa Road on the 27th of December, 2017 during a youth crisis in the area, and thereafter advised the father of the deceased to visit the Central Hospital, Warri where the corpse was deposited by the Police to ascertain the identity of the said corpse.
Upon visiting the Central Hospital, Warri, the father of the deceased identified the said corpse to be that of his son with gunshot on his back.
On returning to the said Police Station, the father of the deceased demanded for the corpse of his son, so that members of his family could inter same, but was denied his request, as the Police boss accepted, on the condition that the father of the deceased would not make any trouble with the Police.
The father of the deceased was thereafter advised to come the next day for the corpse.
According to the father of the deceased, when he called the police station the following day, the Divisional Police Officer informed him that his slain son was an armed robber killed by his men along Jakpa Road on the 27th of December, 2017, and that the case had been transferred to the State CID, Asaba.
For this reason, the corpse was not released to the family of the deceased.
The law firm of Ikimi Oghenejabor, at the time of filing this report had written a petition to the Inspector General of Police, for an unbiased and independent investigation of the above complaint of the family of the deceased, and for the corpse of the deceased to be released to the father of the deceased forthwith from wherever the said corpse is kept or buried.
Oasis Magazine (OM) is yet to get a response from the Delta Police Command, as the Police Public Relations Officer, PPRO, DSP Andrew Aniamaka promised to get back to us on the matter.
Until his death, Efe lived with his wife and child at Otokutu Town in Ughelli South Local Government Area of the state.
By Dafe Rukevwe
Sultan: Bandits Now Overrunning North
Post-UTME: UNILAG Postpones 2020/2021 Screening Indefinitely
Why President Buhari Should Heed The Clamour For Restructuring, Fiscal Federalism — Gov Wike
Breaking: Court Stops Ebonyi PDP Caretaker Committee
Okowa Decries Oil Companies’ Neglect Of Host Communities
Curriculum Development Designed To Solve Societal Problems –Okowa
Presidency Lists 16 Things Buhari Has Done For Nigerian Youths In 5 Years
Missing Itsekiri N300 Million: Ayiri Emami Heads To EFCC
Delta Cleric Calls On James Ibori To Retire From Politics To Avert Disgrace, Says It’s A Prophecy, Not Advice (VIDEO)
Pastor Chris Oyakhilome Says ‘They Hate Trump Because He Supports Christians’
VIDEO: Joe Biden Will Be Impeached As US President, Harris To Take Over, Says Apostle Suleman
IPOB: Oyigbo Resident Writes Open Letter To Gov Wike, Appeals For Review Of 24-Hour Curfew
See What Joe Biden Vows To Do To Muslims If He Becomes America’s President
US Election: Trump Will Not Win- TB Joshua
News15 hours ago
OML30: Heritage Reaffirms Commitment To Mutual Relationship With Host Communities
News16 hours ago
Police Invites, Interrogates Rights Activist, Israel Joe Over Role In Delta #EndSARS Protest
Africa News11 hours ago
See Full List Of African Countries President Trump’s New Visa Policy Will Affect
Politics15 hours ago
Transparency Watch And Scorecard Centre To Partner Buhari Administration In Building A New Nigeria
Politics13 hours ago
2023: I Left PDP For APC To Become Adamawa Governor –Abbo