16 Arrested For Stoning ‘Stubborn’ Nigerian Policewoman To Death

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The Rivers State Police Command has arrested sixteen persons suspected to be involved in the murder of a female police inspector, Christiana Erekere.

Reports that Christiana Erekere was murdered in the line of duty on April 25 , in front of Taabaa Police Station in Khanna Local Government Area of the state.

Spokesperson of the command, SP Grace Iringe-Koko, who made this known in a statement on Monday, said a group of individuals in a private vehicle stoned the officer to death.

“According to preliminary investigations, the incident occurred when a group of individuals travelling in a Lexus salon car was stopped for routine checks at the checkpoint in front of Taabaa Police Station,” the statement read.

“However, the occupants became agitated and proceeded to barricade the road, obstructing the movement of other vehicles. After completing the necessary checks, the police officers requested that the individuals leave the scene.

“Unfortunately, they refused, alleging that Inspector Erekere had recorded a Update of their disruptive behaviour using her mobile phone.

In their attempt to seize Inspector Erekere’s phone forcefully, they launched a violent attack against her, striking her with stones. The severity of the ass@ult caused Inspector Erekere to lose consciousness, and she was immediately transported to Nnadum Hospital in Bori. Regrettably, she succumbed to the Injuries sustained during the attack,” the statement read.

The statement disclosed that the Rivers State Police Command has initiated a thorough investigation into the abhorrent incident, adding that all individuals involved will be apprehended and brought to justice. “The Command extends its deepest condolences to the family of the deceased colleague during this difficult time…..See More

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