Police Arrest Officer Over Killing Of Man In Port Harcourt

The Rivers State Police Command has confirmed the arrest of a Police Officer, attached to the Police Mobile Force (PMF) 43 squadron Gombe state over killing of one Mr Olafuro Peterside at a popular bar along Elekehia area in Port Harcourt on Thursday, August 3.

In an interview with journalists ,the Spokesperson for the Rivers State Police Command, SP Grace Iringe Koko said the DPO in charge of the jurisdiction told her that the deceased man was with his wife and three children when the Police Officer started shooting on air in response to an alarm raised by some persons that there were robbers around the area.

SP Koko stated that the bullet from the gun of the officer hit Mr Peterside who was rushed to a hospital where he was confirmed dead.

SP Koko added that the Police officer has been arrested while investigation is ongoing.

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