Family of late taxi driver killed by Police demands N100 million compensation
The family of late taxi driver, Bright Mark, has demanded the sum of N100 million as compensation from the Nigeria Police.
Mark, 31 years old, was allegedly killed by a Police officer in February, 2018.
The family also demanded for the prosecution of the police officer that allegedly shot its breadwinner at the popular Rumuokoro roundabout in Obio/Akpor Local Government Area of Rivers State
A member of Mark’s family, Akachi, told the Rivers State Judicial Commission of Inquiry on Police brutality sitting in Port Harcourt yesterday, that his brother was allegedly killed on February 18, 2018, right inside his taxi, during a traffic gridlock at the Rumuokoro Roundabout.
Counsel to the Commissioner of Police, Mrs. M.M. Nweke, in her submission, sought for an adjournment to enable the Police legal team visit the Rumuokoro Special Area Division, where the incident allegedly occurred.
In his ruling, Chairman of the Commission, Justice Chukwunenye Uriri (retd), adjourned hearing on the matter till Wednesday, December 2, 2020.
Uriri advised the Police legal team to ensure that they appear on the adjourned date with their witnesses.