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Mrs. Gift Jibade, wife of a taxi driver identified as Ajibade Ademisoye who was allegedly killed by operatives of the Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS) on Monday September 25, in Rumuakunde community, Emohua Local Government Area of Rivers State staged a peaceful protest alongside her husband’s relatives, demanding justice for her murdered husband.
It was gathered that the SARS men carried the deceased away from where they shot him and used plantain leaf to cover him, but were busted by a lady in a nearby farm who raised alarm. Youths from the community came out in their numbers and started throwing stones at the SARS operatives, who quickly drove off in an unidentified vehicle without plate number.”
Recounting the event leading to the death of her husband, the mother of three said:
“On Monday Morning my husband who is a taxi driver called on me to go and register our Children in school, after given me the money, he told me he wanted to go out to buy something, immediately he left, just close to the playing ground, we saw people running, only for us to know that it was SARS operatives harrasing people ,so he took to his heels. He was however shot at the neck, when he fell down, the SARS man met him on the floor and shot at him again.
“The villagers carried the corpse to the killers being SARS, that was what Led to the protest” said the widow.
“The children have been crying demanding to see their father, all to no avail. My husband Mr jibade is a peaceful man, he has lived in this Local Government for more than 10years now. We were surprised to hear in the news that SARS operatives labelled him a cultists, Please Mr Chairman and the good people of the State give us Justice, Mrs. Gift cries out.”
The Council Chairman,Chief Godspower Nnwoka commiserated with the bereaved family while urging them to take solace in God, as he further disclosed that the Council has commenced full scale investigation on what led to the ugly incident.