Police Disperse Protesters Over Alleged Killing Of Auto Mechanic In Rivers

Police have dispersed protesters who blocked the Ikoku axis of Ikwerre Road demanding for justice on the alleged killing of auto mechanic, Chima Ikwunado and release of four who are currently at the Port Harcourt correctional service.

Placards by co-shop owners of late Chima demanded justice for their dead colleague, and also asked the police to immediately release those who have been arrested with the deceased who have been remanded in prison.

They charged the Rivers State Police Command to take responsibility for what happened to Chima Ikwunado.

Protesters who are mainly auto mechanics operating at Ikoku used car tyres to create burn fires in part of the Road.

The protesters, who were screaming on top of their voices, were heard saying, “we need justice”, “he carry am dey go, collect e moni, bitam, bitam, until e die”, among others.

The protest was short-lived as Police officers drafted to the scene dispersed the protesters who took to their heels.

The Rivers State Police command last week confirmed the auto mechanic identified as Chima Ikwunado, saying he died in police custody at the E-Crack, Mile 1, Port Harcourt. 

Spokesman of the command, Nnamdi Omoni said contrary to report circulated in media that the mechanic was tortured to death, report from autopsy according to the commander of E-Crack SP Benson Adetunyi revealed that the victim died of high sugar level. 

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