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Policeman arrested over death of driver

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The Police Command in Edo says it has arrested members of its patrol team allegedly responsible for the killing of a commercial driver on Tuesday morning.

The Commissioner of Police in the state, Mr Johnson Kokumo, said this in a statement made available to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Benin.

According to Kokumo, members of the team are currently being investigated and if found culpable, would be made to face the full wrath of the law.

He said the command would not renege on its fight against all forms of human right abuses.

He advised parents, guardians and community leaders to prevail on their children not to take the law into their own hands and allow police investigations into the matter.

“The Edo State Police Command wishes to inform members of the public that the violence by an irate mob and some restive youths as a result of the fatal motor accident allegedly caused by a police patrol team in the early hours of February 6, 2018 has been brought under control.

“Members of the alleged police team have been identified, arrested and currently being investigated.

“If found culpable, they will be made to face the full wrath of the law, as the command will not renege on its fight against all forms of human right abuses.

“We implore all parents and community leaders to prevail on their children and subjects not to take the law into their own hands and allow police investigation into the incident to be concluded.’’

The commissioner further appealed to residents of the state to go about their lawful businesses and refrain from acts likely to cause breakdown of law and order.


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