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Jul 15, 2018

Two unidentified police officers have been beaten to stupor after shooting a stalwart of All Progressives Congress (APC), Nick Owah on his left leg on Tuesday July 10, 2018.

The unexpected happened at Mariere Street by Imudia Street junction, a stone throw to Nick Owah’s residence. One of the policemen was said to have shot Owah for berating him and his colleagues after they chased his son home.

It was gathered by Ika Weekly Newspaper reporter that the policemen had chased Owah’s son to his family residence, claiming he was a yahoo boy. The policemen were angered by Owah’s boldness when he stepped out to question them what the matter was and they started threatening him. By this time a crowd had gathered at the scene. The issue later got heated and one of the policemen shot him on his leg.

The opening of fire on Owah angered residents and passers-by who descended on the policemen and two out of the four policemen were rushed to Agbor Central Hospital after being given the beating of their lives.

When our reporter visited the Agbor Central Hospital, Agbor, he said the emergency room was filled to capacity as many who heard of the issue had already run to the hospital for confirmation. The actions of the policemen however have been condemned by the people, saying that “the beating serves the policemen right as are fond of oppressing members of the society”.

Narrating his ordeal to journalists, Nick Owah said, “ I was standing at Mariere Street by Imudia Street junction when suddenly I saw some police officers surrounding my first son, Happy Owah, and as I tried to ask them what the issue was without wasting time, but one of them on hearing that Happy is my son shot me on my left leg. The police action scared onlookers as many of them took to their heels. He described the attitude of the policemen as unfriendly and wondered why they will not see someone with a good car without suspecting the person to be a yahoo (fraudster).

It would be recalled that there have been series of issues in recent time of how the SARS on several occasion have been molesting sons of Ika nation who visited home, claiming that they are “yahoo boys” and collecting huge sums of money from them for bail.

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