The garden city of Port Harcourt Nigeria was on Thursday morning shaken following the killing of one Keke Driver by an officer of the Police in Rukpokwu area of Rivers State.
The Young boy who was popularly called “Schoolboy” was gunned following refusal to give in the bribe (N100 ).
The officers was said to have fled the scene immediately after killing the young man, forcing other keke drivers in the area to block the road in protest against the killing of ‘Schoolboy’.
This incident is coming amidst call by some Nigerians for a second wave of the #EndSARS protests against police brutality and human right abuse by law enforcement officers.
Meanwhile, many Nigerian have taken to their social media accounts to condemn the killing of the keke driver and also call for the arrest of the officer involved.
Police officer kill keke driver named School Boy because he refused to give him N100, happening in Rukpokwu, Port Harcourt. 🙁
.#EndPoliceBrutalityInNigeria #EndPoliceBrutality #EndSARS #SchoolBoy #PortHarcourt pic.twitter.com/CXbhqrU7M7
— SOSnation blog💡 Hot news daily (@SOSnation_) December 10, 2020
The Rukpokwu area was then besieged with sporadic shooting by police officers following protests by tricycle operators as a result of a keke driver who was shot dead by a police officer.
— Ikechukwu Ebere (@IkechukwuEbere8) December 10, 2020