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Police Officers Attached To VIP Allegedly Beat Man to Coma In Port Harcourt 

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Police Officers Attached To VIP Allegedly Beat Man to Coma In Port Harcourt 

Police Officers Attached To VIP Allegedly Beat Man to Coma In Port Harcourt 

One Efe Derek, a resident of Agip Estate in Port Harcourt, allegedly brutalised by policemen attached to a VIP, has called on the Rivers State Government and the human rights community to come to his aid.

The call to the Rivers State Government and the human rights community follows the alleged beating Derek suffered in the hands of policemen attached to one Mpaka Longjohn, who is the Chief Executive Officer of MLJ Night Club/Lounge.

Derek, a resident of Road 5, Agip Estate, Mile 4, Port Harcourt, Rivers State, is accusing the Police Officers attached to the said LongJohn, of physically assaulting him and dislodging two of his teeth.

His offence was merely demanding that the Road 5 gate in Agip Estate, which is the access to the area, should be opened and not be locked permanently.

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Derek, who spoke to our correspondent from his hospital bed on Tuesday, June 8, said at about 3:50 p.m. he and some residents went to the access gate of Road 5 and demanded that the gate, which had been under lock, ostensibly by the orders of the police officers or their boss, be opened as they were tired of taking alternative routes instead of the access gate, to their residences as approved by the Rivers State Government.

He further disclosed that the moment they got to the gate, the Police Officers attached to Mpaka LongJohn allegedly started shooting and they scampered for dear lives but unfortunately the Police Officers caught him (Derek).

The victim, Derek, alleged that the Police Officers pounced on him and used the butt of their rifles to hit him all over the body before taking him to the Police Station along Agip Road, where one of the Police Officers used the butt of the gun to hit him in the mouth resulting in the loss of two teeth and he fell into coma.

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Derek also explained that he later found himself in the hospital where he is gradually recuperating.

He alleged that LongJohn who supervised the assault on him by Police Officers attached to him (LongJohn), has been continually boasting that no one can order him to open the access gate for residents.

In the meantime, a human rights advocacy group, Centre for Basic Rights and Accountability Campaign has called for unbiased and thorough investigation into the incident.

National Coordinator of the group, Prince Wiro while reacting to the incident, said the incident should be diligently investigated and anybody found culpable should be brought to book as nobody is above the law.

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Our correspondent, who visited the hospital reports that two upper teeth of Derek has been dislodged.

The family of Derek in conjunction with other residents of the estate have reported the matter to the Police Division at Agip Road, Mile 4, Port Harcourt.

Police Officers Attached To VIP Allegedly Beat Man to Coma In Port Harcourt 

Police Officers Attached To VIP Allegedly Beat Man to Coma In Port Harcourt

Police Officers Attached To VIP Allegedly Beat Man to Coma In Port Harcourt 

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