Late on Monday night, there were gunshots in the Woji neighbourhood of Obio/Akpor Local Government Area in Rivers State and now, those shots are causing commotion in the community.
Protesting youths got into a fight with police after they found a missing landlord’s corpse inside a building still under construction.
Landlord Found Dead
The body of the landlord named Nyebuchi Eke was found on Monday, days after he vanished from police custody.
In protest, they threw stones and broken bottles at the police officers and set the streets on fire.
It was said that the officer in charge of monitoring had him in his care.
According to The Punch, it was gathered that the tenant had alleged that his landlord (the deceased) threw some of his belongings outside following an argument and invited the police leading to the latter’s arrest.
Last Seen With The Police
The landlord reportedly disappeared afterwards, as it took the intervention of the Woji Council of Chiefs to draw the attention of the police to the situation.
Also, they demanded that the police officer who took him away should reveal the whereabouts of Nyebuchi who was last seen in the police van.
The officer and the tenant were taken into custody afterwards, but it did not douse the protest which began on Sunday.
Also, the youths went on the rampage demanding to know the whereabouts of the missing youth.
They blocked the road and damaged some shops in anger, expressing their grievances.
But on Monday, in the company of some chiefs in the area and Nyebuchi’s family, the police recovered the landlord’s body from an uncompleted building in Chokocho in Etche Local Government Area of the state far away from the police division that arrested him.
When the news filtered into Woji community, it sparked a fresh protest especially as his body was found in a bad condition.
The angry youths blocked the road, staging a fight with the police.
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