The teenager was reportedly shot dead while the police officer tried to escape an irate crowd.
Officers attached to the Bayelsa State Police Command have arrested a Police Corporal identified as David Napoleon for allegedly shooting a 13-year-old boy, Tomizibe Joseph, to death in Yenagoa, Bayelsa State.
Daily Post reports that the Bayelsa State Commissioner of Police, Mr Asuquo Amba, has given a directive to relieve the tension fueled by the shocking incident.
According to the reports, Napoleon was confronted by some cultists around the Kpansia area of the state and during his attempt to escape from an irate crowd, he shot his gun in a bid to disperse the crowd.
The bullet, however, hit the deceased.
The tension that arose following the sad incident saw an irate mob try to abduct a traffic warden in retaliation, was thankfully foiled by the caretaker Chairman of Yenagoa Local Government Area, Mr Oforji Oboko.
The Spokesperson for the State Police Command, Asinim Butswat confirmed the incident while claiming that the deceased was 18-years-old and that the incident occurred while Napoleon was being chased by irate youths of the community as well as suspected cultists.
“The incident occurred Thursday night after six armed cultists invaded the home of Corporal David Napoleon at Kpansia area of the state capital.
“He was handed over to the state security outfit known as Door Akpo. When he was coming back to his house with a plan to move his family out to a safer place, some suspected cultists and indigenes of the community went after him to attack him.
“He ran but was chased by the irate youths. He turned and shot at them below the knee level. The bullet hit one Tombozide Joseph on the thigh. He was rushed to the Federal Medical Centre.”
May the soul of the deceased rest in peace.
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