Police: We have started investigation
Paul Obiajunwo, Port Harcourt
There was anxiety yesterday at Rumuokoro axis of Port Harcourt over the killing of Mr. Michael Nweye, a commercial bus driver by Unknown Soldier for allegedly driving one-way against the soldier’s advice.
The death of the 21- year-old Nweye, an indigene of Egbeda in Ikwerre Local government of Rivers State caused a serious traffic jam at Rumuokoro. People were running from one direction to another with fear that Ikwerre people may stage reprisal attack.
The senior brother to the victim, Mr. Chinedu Nweye said the military authority at brigade 2 military command in Rumuokoro has accepted that one of their men shot his brother.
He said his brother who was not the only one driving one-way when he was shot died on his way to University of Port Harcourt Teaching Hospital (UPTH).
Narrating further on the incident, Chinedu said, “My brother was shot at the front of Bori camp gate in Rumokoro, the soldiers said he was driving one-way and they asked him to stop but he refused. While he was trying to escape they shot him.
“When the soldiers discovered that he was bleeding seriously they quickly rushed him to the hospital but on their way to UPTH he died. The military have pleaded with my family on what happened but I think the court will decide later.”
The Assistant Rivers State Police Public Relations office (PPRO) Grace Iringe-Koko confirmed the incident; she noted that it was Unknown Soldier that shot the driver. She said the police have begun investigation with a view of arresting the person behind the act.