Police to pay for burnt truck, burial expenses of slain driver
BY EMMA ARUBI
WARRI— THE Ondo State Police Command, Wednesday, at Akure accepted to bear all responsibilities resulting from the gruesome killing of a driver, one Mr. Friday, and burning of the brand new truck head he was driving to Warri, Delta State, when six policemen allegedly murdered him, last Wednesday.
According to reports, the policemen are said to have confessed to committing the crime during investigation at the command’s headquarters.
The development was disclosed to Vanguard in Warri by the National Union of Petrol and Natural Gas Employees, NUPENG’s rig move chairman, Comrade Ochuko, saying the agreement was reached between the police and union officials from Warri after a joint meeting at the Police Headquarters, Akure, yesterday.
According to Ochuko, who led the NUPENG team to Akure, they have taken over the matter already to ensure justice and recovery of all losses incurred and adequate compensation to the family of the deceased driver including a thorough investigation and prosecution of the suspected mobile policemen.
All the policemen involved have been arrested and detained.