Chaos and turmoil fills the air of the Bomadi community, Delta State as a solider whose name and identity is yet to be verified, was shot dead by a policeman attached to SARS.
According to an eye witness who begs for anonymity narrated the event. Going by the eye witness’ account, a fight ensued among police officers and soldiers around 1am this morning 30th April 2020 (Thursday).
In the words of the eye witness:
“The JTF officers were on mufti busy drinking in front of their premises when the police patrol van came, asking why they were outside at such a time.
“Trouble ensued when the police officers insisted on seeing their ID cards after the military officers told them their identity, but refused to show them ID cards.
“The military officers became infuriated when the police officers insisted taking them to the station, leading to exchange of blows and a police officer shot one of the military officers and fled”.
Due to this occurrence, tension and chaos fill the air of the Bomadi community Delta.
Sources say the body if the soldier has been deposited in a mortuary in Bomadi shortly after his death.
The Joint Task Force (JTF) Commanding Officer, Ogbarho, B. Ogidan, visited the scene of the incident and had this to say:
“I’m in the middle of the investigation, it is ongoing and that’s all I can tell you now”.
Efforts to speak with the Police PRO, Onome Onowakpoyeya, were futile as his mobile number was switched off as at the time of filing in this report.
Reacting to the incident, Pere of Kerebiri-Mein Kingdom, HRM Godspower Oporomo, said:
“though the incident is unfortunate, the prompt reaction and intervention of the JTF Commanding Officer into the matter is highly commendable”.