Bayelsa Police Command Confirms Shooting Of Bus Driver
The Bayelsa State Police Command has confirmed the arrest of a mobile police officer for the shooting of a commercial bus driver and another passenger.
A statement released by the command on Tuesday said the suspect was arrested on the orders of the State Commissioner of Police, Uche Anozia.
The suspect is currently in detention at the State Criminal Intelligence and Investigation Department (SCID), Yenagoa.
The Police Officer was said to have shot a driver working with Peace Mass Transit Company and one other person on Monday evening in front of a new generation bank located at the Ekeki axis of Yenagoa.
The Police statement said:
“The Command has arrested and taken into custody, one Police Mobile Force 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 further, Miss Mercy Edet, a resident in the area who witnessed the incident, said the policeman opened fire following an argument with the commercial bus driver who parked beside a commercial bank to discharge a passenger.
“The policeman opened fire when the driver parked beside the bank to discharge a passenger.
“After it, the killer cop boarded a commercial tricycle and escaped the scene to avoid the mob.
“The trouble started when the policeman got angry because the driver stopped the bus in front of the bank he was guarding,” Edet said.
Meanwhile, the youths in the area are insisting the policeman killed his victims during the shooting before he escaped to avoid a mob action.