An unnamed policeman has been reportedly attacked and killed in a beer parlour by unidentified hoodlums in Yenagoa, the Bayelsa State capital.
It was gathered that the hoodlums stole a police AK-47 rifle after murdering the cop at one of the relaxation spots on Hospital Road.
he incident, which occurred on Sunday, reportedly created pandemonium in the area. Many restaurants were reported to have been shut and other commercial activities grounded.
A source said unknown to the victim, some hoodlums, who were interested in his rifle, had joined him at the bar, pretending to be customers.
“After taking some bottles of beer, the policeman stood up and went to the backyard to urinate, while clutching to his rifle.
“The gang followed him to the backyard where they attacked and killed him. They fled with his gun.’’
According to reports, operatives of the Nigerian police later raided shanties occupied by prostitutes in the area, in a bid to apprehend the fleeing hoodlums.
A police source confirmed the incident to newsmen on Tuesday.
Efforts to reach the Police Public Relations Officer, Bayelsa State Police Command, Mr. Asinim Butswat, were unsuccessful, as he was said to be in a meeting with the Commissioner of Police, Mr. Asuquo Amba.topics from