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Policemen detained for killing 17-year-old in Bayelsa



About four policemen have been arrested and detained for the alleged extra-judicial killing of 17-year-old boy, Innocent Kokorifa.

The victim, first out of five children of Mr. Daniel Kokorifa, an official of the Federal Road Safety Corps, was shot dead in a mysterious circumstance by the police Anti-Vice/Anti-Kidnapping team along Airforce Road in Yenagoa, on August 18, 2016.

Innocent was reportedly running an errand for his mother, Pere, when he was allegedly killed by the police about 11am on the fateful day.

The victim’s father accused the police of shielding killers of his son and demanded transparency in the handling of the matter.

But a police source, who spoke in confidence, said some policemen were detained in a cell at the Bayelsa State Command headquarters.

The Nation, August 31

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