Friday, December 1, 2023

Rampaging youth destroy properties as Police shoot youth in Delta protest

There was pandemonium in Ozoro community in Delta State, after irate youths took to the streets to protest the killing of a youth by a policeman.

The deceased was allegedly shot by a yet-to-be identified policeman attached to Ozoro Police Division in Isoko North L.G.A, Delta State.

Hundreds of youths were said to be protesting peacefully around the popular Alla Square when the incident happened.


The protesters had accused policemen of alleged brutality and illegal arrest as well as using POS to extort money from suspects.

The victim was confirmed dead at a private hospital.

A source in the community said the victim was among youths protesting alleged police intimidation and harassment in the community.


The incident occurred at about 9am after one of the policemen drafted to maintain law and order during the protest opened fire.

The deceased was said to have been shot on the head, following the incident, the youth went on rampage, burning  motorcycles and vehicles

It was gathered the youths attempted to burn down the Ozoro Divisional Police Station.

The protesters have demanded the police officer responsible for the killing of the youth be released to them.

Delta Police Public Relations Officer, DSP Onome Onowakpoyeya confirmed that there was a protest, adding the protest was not because of the killing of the youth.

On the murder of the youth by the police, she said, “The police is investigating the circumstances leading to the unfortunate incident.

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