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Angry Protest as taskforce allegedly hacks bus Driver to death

Angry Protest as taskforce allegedly hacks bus Driver to death

The alleged killing of a commercial bus driver by suspected members of Taskforce on Street Trading and Illegal Motor Parks reportedly caused heavy protest in Port Harcourt, Rivers State capital on Monday.

It was gathered that the driver’s colleagues and some of his aggrieved friends staged the protest at Rumuokoro in Obio/Akpor Local Government Area of the state in response to his death.

Reports say that the driver was attacked and bruised by suspected members of the state’s taskforce and was rushed to the hospital on Sunday, but he couldn’t survive the bruises as he died hours after.

It was gathered that the victim caught the taskforce’s anger when he packed his bus by the roadside for his passengers who had arrived their exit point to alight.


Eyewitnesses said an argument broke out between the victim and the taskforce team over the roadside packing, during which the officers pounced on him.

In the process, the victim reportedly collapsed and was rushed to the hospital, where he finally died.

While confirming the incident, the spokesperson of the Rivers State Police Command, Grace Iringe-Koko, said the suspect fingered in the killing has been arrested, adding that investigation into the incident has also commenced.

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