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In Bayelsa: Policeman shoots bus driver, one other


The Police Command in Bayelsa State has confirmed the shooting of a driver working with Peace Mass Transit Company and one other person by a policeman in the state.

The Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), SP. Asinim Butswat, who confirmed the development to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Tuesday said the incident occurred on Monday evening at Ekeki axis of Yenagoa, the state capital.

He said, “The Command has arrested and taken into custody, one Police Mobile Force (PMF) personnel on suspicion of Discreditable Conduct and Unlawful Use of his Firearm.

“The policeman involved is currently in detention at the State Criminal Intelligence and Investigation Department, Yenagoa.

“The victims have been evacuated and rushed to the hospital and they are currently responding to treatment,” he said.

Speaking to NAN, Miss Mercy Edet, a resident in the area who witnessed the incident, said the policeman involved in the shooting opened fire on a commercial bus belonging to Peace Mass transit.

Also, a staff of Peace Mass bus, who pleaded anonymity, described the shooting as totally unnecessary.

The staff said that the driver was behind the wheel of his vehicle when the policeman released the shot. Dailypost

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