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Comedian dresses half-clad to protest against killings, kidnapping in Rivers State


Tekena Iyala

Worried by the killings, armed robbery and kidnappings in some parts of Rivers State, especially Ada-George axis in Obio/Akpor Local Council, a Port Harcourt-based comedian, Mr. Tekena Iyala, yesterday took to the streets to protest against the menace.

Iyala, who appeared only in underwear, said he decided to inform the police of incessant robbery and kidnappings in the area after he was discharged from the hospital following a recent raid on his home by criminals.

Iyala, who is a co-host of a Port Harcourt comedy radio show, Funky Four, lamented that hoodlums now invade various parts of the city at will. He urged the police to provide security for residents of the area.


The lone protester regretted that each time Ada-George residents alert the police of attacks, they usually raise the issue of jurisdiction for not responding to their distress call.

He said he decided to carry out the protest to protect the interest of those whose voice cannot be heard and called for the establishment of a police station in the axis, which would ensure regular police presence in the area.

Responding, the Deputy Commissioner of Police in charge of Administration, Cyril Okoro, who addressed the protester, promised to transmit his complaints to the Commissioner of Police, Mr. Ahmed Zaki.

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