Abia State Governor, Okezie Ikpeazu, has sounded some stern warnings to police officers over their conduct during a protest by students of the state’s Polytechnic.
Gov Ikpeazu expressed his disappointment with the trigger-happy officers who fired shot recklessly to scare the protesting students, as many of them obtained severe injuries in the process.
Yesterday, the students had staged a protest march. They blocked the ever-busy Aba-Owerri Road to express their anger over the alleged raping of a female student by police officers of the Rapid Response Squad, RRS.
But in a statement issued recently by Buchi Ememanka, Media Person, the Governor who was not happy with the police, said their actions were excessive, uncalled for and would’ve further worsened the already bad situation.
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He noted that the officers should have deployed some other techniques to vary or calm the situation, adding that the government is currently studying the case to understand what sparked the protest.
Ikpeazu decried the incident that also created major inconveniences for other residents in the area. The protest caused massive traffic gridlock along Aba Owerri Road, adding that nothing in the circumstance warranted the use of deadly force by the police.