ICYMI: Alleged Rivers Police Shooting Of Tricycle Operator Sparks Fresh Protest

Rivers Protest OnoBello

The shooting of a commercial tricycle operator popularly known as Keke Marwa by a police officer in Rukpoku and Rumuodomayah communities of Obio Akpor Local Government Area, Rivers state on Thursday resulted in a rowdy protest.

According to eyewitnesses who shared the news on social medis, trouble started when the officer asked the Keke driver for ₦100 bribe which the driver could not provide. The police officer was said to have fired a shot directly at the driver killing him on the spot.

The death of the tricycle operator provoked the youths and other members of the community who set bornfires on streets in protest. The protest in Rukpoku snowballed into a full-blown riot and spread to neighbouring Rumuodomaya community.

Another person has been reported shot dead following confrontations between the protesting youths and the police. See below videoes shared on social media by the protesting youths:

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