Police Shoots Man In Rivers Over Bail Money

Agency Report

A married father-of-three has died after being shot dead in Rivers State.

His brother claimed he was killed by a police officer over bail money.

His brother, Ismail Jimoh said police officers on patrol stopped them while they were on a motorbike going back to the house on Friday, 18th of December 2020.

Abiodun Jimoh, an Onne-based Intels staff from Kwara state, died on  Friday, December 18, 2020.

Ismail said the police officers searched him and his brother and saw nothing incriminating.

They only had on them their ID cards and iPhone and other handsets.

He said one of the officers insisted on taking them to their station at Elelenwo in Rivers State.

Ismail said he rode on the motorbike and stayed in front; while his brother was inside the Police patrol van as they headed to the station.

When they reached the station, one of the police officers asked them to bail themselves, despite police authorities saying “bail is free”.

Ismail said his brother pleaded with the officer that they had only N1,500 left.

According to Ismail, other Police officers told the officer who allegedly shot his brother to let them go; since nothing incriminating was found on them. But the officer refused.

Ismail alleged that the sergeant, attached to Elelewon Police Divisional headquarters at Obio-Akpor LGA of Rivers State, began to beat his brother in front of the station.

As the alleged beating continued, he said he heard two gunshots.

When he turned back, his brother was lying on the floor, in pains.

According to Ismail, he and the other officers took his brother to three different hospitals; but they refused to attend to him.

He has since given up the ghost.

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