Soldier Almost Kills Journalist For Asking Why Bus Was Delayed


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Mr. Julius Osahon Bayelsa State Correspondent of The Guardian, was brutally beaten, by a Police Sergeant attached to the state security outfit, Operation Doo Akpo, and barely escape with his life

The policeman, Idus Emmanuel, with Doo Akpo vehicle number 082, beat Osahon with his fists, slapping and pummelling him before cocking his service rifle and threatening to shoot him.

Osahon, speaking about the incident stated that the police officer beat him because he asked why their bus was being delayed.

He said he had petitioned the Special Adviser to the Governor on Security Matters, Bomo Spero-Jack and the Bayelsa Commissioner of Police, in order to bring Emmanuel to justice.

The petition was made available to media outlets on Friday in Yenagoa it read

“I was coming from Benin City where I had gone to see my family when the incident took place and it was in the full glare of passengers with me in a bus we boarded from Warri, Delta State. The Sergeant corked his service rifle and threatened to shoot me.

“He pointed the gun at me and ordered me to lie down. I tried to find out why he asked me to lie down and he angrily barked at me that I was refusing a lawful order.

“It was at that point that he started giving me some slaps and fist blows. As I write this letter, I am still nursing the injury he inflicted on my right ear at a private hospital. I still cannot fathom what warranted Sgt Emmanuel to batter me or threaten to kill me because I never exchanged words with him or any member in his team.”

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