Taskforce in Rivers

The Police in Rivers state has reacted to the death of one Bureau de Change practitioner, whose name is yet to be revealed. 

Eye9ja reports that there had been reports that the Taskforce team of the Nigerian Police in Rivers state allegedly maltreated the Bureau de change practitioner to his own death, an allegation the Police had debunked stressing that the Bureau de change practitioner slumped and died on his own.

Spokesman of the state police command, Nnamdi Omoni confirmed the death of the Bureau de change operator near the Presidential Hotel in PortHarcourt, saying the matter was being investigated.

While reacting to the earlier report that the Bureau de change operator was beaten to death by the Taskforce officers in the state, the coordinator of the task Force, Bright Amaewhule in an interview on Tuesday said his men had no hand in the man’s death.

He said he slumped on his own and that his men took him to the nearby military hospital in the hope that he would be resuscitated.

Amaewhule in his words, said, “There is no truth in the rumour making the rounds that members of the state task force killed the man; my men had no hand whatsoever in that death; instead they came to offer help to the fainting man but were turned down by the deceased’s brothers around.

“However, the man that died was not a money Bureau de change person, instead he runs a buka behind the refurbished presidential hotel bus stop along Aba Road, although we have been asking him to leave the place.”

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