Angry youths in Port Harcourt have been protesting over the murder of a commercial bus driver by a policeman last Friday at the Wimpy junction in Obio Akpor local government area of the state.
The bus driver and the trigger happy policeman reportedly engaged in an argument over a N100 bribe for an undisclosed offence before the tragic incident occurred.
Gov. Nyesom Wike has however pleaded for calm, promising to ensure that the policeman is brought to justice.
Addressing the youths who have been burning tires and mobilising themselves on the popular I were Road, Wike said: “it is because I saw you gathered here, that’s why I stopped. I will not support a bad thing, I must find out the policeman that committed this murder and he must be brought to book.
“I advise you all not to take laws into your hands. I have called the Commissioner of Police and he must explain to me why one of his men would kill an innocent person. Please calm down,” he said.
He said that their actions and protest will not bring back the dead man. He therefore advised then to disperse so as not to aggravate the tensed situation.