Family of late taxi driver killed by Police demands N100 million compensation

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People carry placards in continuation of ongoing demonstrations to call for the scrapping of the controversial police unit at Ikeja, on October 9, 2020. - Nigeria's top police chief banned a controversial anti-robbery unit and other special agents from mounting roadblocks and carrying out stop-and-search operations over accusations of abuses. Inspector-General of Police Muhammed Adamu said the Federal Special Anti-Robbery Squad (FSARS) and other tactical squads must stop such operations "with immediate effect". Adamu said the decision followed findings that "a few personnel" in undercover tactical squads have abused their position "to perpetrate all forms of illegality". (Photo by PIUS UTOMI EKPEI / AFP)

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.