The Rivers State Police Command has identified the inspector that was beaten to death by soldiers in the state.
Nnamdi Omoni, The state Police Public Relations Officer, identified the slain officer as Inspector Hosea Yakubu, adding that the details surrounding the incident were still scanty.
It was gathered that the police Inspector was beaten and bruised by soldiers attached to a company for driving against the traffic in front of the Eleme Petrochemical Company on Sunday, 16, August 2020.
A brother of the late inspector Hosea, who spoke to our source on condition of anonymity, said, “My brother and two other policemen drove against the traffic because of gridlock and when they got to the Eleme Petrochemical gate, a soldier in mufti stopped them and an argument ensued, which degenerated into a fight. One of the soldiers, who joined the fight, used a thick plank to hit my brother in the head and he fell down and couldn’t move.
Hosea’s brother, said “He was quickly rushed to the nearest hospital from where he was referred to the UPTH and admitted to the ICU.
He said “After 24 hours on admission, he gave up. Up till now, neither the police nor the military has said anything or taken action to bring the culprits to justice.”
When contacted, Charles Ekeocha, the spokesman for the 6 Division, Nigerian Army, Port Harcourt said he was yet to be briefed about the incident and promised to get back to our source but at the time of filing this report, he was yet to do.