Bayelsa Police Command has arrested trigger-happy officer who shoot a commercial driver and passenger in Bayelsa state.

The authorities of Bayelsa Police Command says it has arrested and taken into custody one Police Mobile Force personnel for suspicion of Discreditable Conduct and Unlawful Use of his Firearm.

A statement by SP Asinim Butswat
Police Public Relations Officer,
Bayelsa State Command said suspect, a male NCO, who was arrested on the orders of the State Commissioner of Police, CP Uche Anozia is currently in detention at the State Criminal Intelligence and Investigation Department, Yenagoa.

The police who did not give the identity of the said officer says the unfortunate incident leading to his arrest happened on 6th January, 2020 when a PMF personnel on duty in a leading commercial bank in Yenagoa had an altercation with a driver of a commercial bus over parking rights.

In the ensuing argument, the policeman allegedly pulled the trigger of his rifle injuring the driver and one other occupant of the bus.

Police Operatives of the Command who responded to the incident have evacuated and rushed the victims to the hospital and they are currently responding to treatment.

Meanwhile, the Commissioner of Police in the state Uche Anozia has condemned the shooting incident and called for calm from the citizens.

While expressing his sympathy with the injured victims, family and friends, he has equally promised that the case will be comprehensively, speedily and conclusively investigated, and all indicted persons brought to justice