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Riot in Kogi as policeman allegedly kills boy over N20 sachet water

A yet-to-be-identified policeman allegedly killed a young boy over N20 sachet water in the Kabba area of Kogi State.

According to Daily Post, the death of the boy led to a wide protest on Saturday morning in Kabba town by angry youths in the area.

The protesters were said to have barricaded the police station in Kabba, chanting war songs as law enforcement agents made efforts to dispel the gathering with firing of tear gas.

Eyewitness account revealed that the boy was alleged to have taken a sachet of water belonging to the policeman from his car to drink when he was killed.

Kogi State Commissioner of Police, Edward Egbuka, confirmed the incident, however, said a preliminary report revealed that the accused officer only tried to defend himself when he had an altercation with the victim.

The State Commissioner of Police has assured that he will carry out an investigation to determine the cause of the killing.

In another information, A 35-year-old ex-convict, Onyekachi Alozie and his wife, Oluchi, alongside another ex-convict, Agubata Maxwell Chimezie, 39, have been arrested over alleged kidnapped, murdered and setting ablaze of a 71-year-old man, Chief Precious Okorie in Imo state.

The gang was said to have accused Okorie of having an amorous relationship with Alozie’s wife, Oluchi, while the husband was serving a jail term at the Nigeria Correction Centre, Owerri.

Okorie was killed after his family, who had been asked to pay a N20million ransom, paid N1.5million to the gang in the forest at Ochiogwa in Mbaitoli Local Government Area of Imo State.

The State Commissioner of Police, Hussain Rabiu, who disclosed this said the deceased family members reported to the Anti-Kidnapping Squad after Okorie was kidnapped on November 12, 2021.

CP Rabiu ordered the commander of the Anti-Kidnapping Squad, Oladimeji Oyeyiyewa, and his operatives to swing into action after which they subsequently arrested the gang leader, Agubata Maxwell Chimezie a.k.a “the boss” on December 10, 2021.

Oluchi was picked up on December 20 while her husband was arrested on January 10, 2022 in Owerri.

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