Breaking News: protest rocks Bayelsa as Goodluck is dead
Residents of a community in Bayelsa, Biogbolo have come out in high numbers to protest the sudden death of one Goodluck Oviekeme.
The angry protesters blocked the Melford Okilo busy expressway to protest Goodluck’s sudden death.
He died in the custody of the Nigeria police, Bayesa command.
Goodluck Oviekeme was arrested by the Nigerian police on Wednesday.
The rumour of his sudden death circulated while in police custody.
According to a clear statement by the Bayelsa state Police command, Goodluck was arrested in connection to a robbery attack case that occurred, 21 September.
According to Asinim Butswat who is the PPRO of the command, Mr Goodluck and other suspected hoodlums attacked the police patrol team on the 21st which is the day that the robbery incident took place. The hoodlums fatally injured a police inspector called Ugbotor Sunday and stole his rifle.
Police investigation alleged that, Goodluck was said to be the mastermind of the attack .
After the arrest of Goodluck, he was observed to be running high temperature and was rushed to nearby hospital where he eventually died after some medical attention.
His brother, Ebitonye Michael, however, denied the police report, insisting his beloved late brother was innocent.
According to mr Ebitonye Michael, the Police special squad arrested the brother on Wednesday over a crime he did not commit neither did he know any thing about.
He alleged that his brother was killed at the police cell and his body was later dumped at the Federal Medical Center (FMC) in Yenagoa, Bayelsa stste.
The angry Protesters, however, for several hours barricaded different roads in the community, leaving motorists and commuters stranded which resulted in halting of business operation in the area through out the day..