Controversy is said to be trailing the reported death of Philip Brown aka ‘School Boy’ in the detention facility of Eagle crack unit of Rivers State Police command.
Speaking to Journalists one Mike pepple who claimed to be a relative of ‘School Boy’ and a resident of Soku(Okwelle) waterfront Mile 2 diobu, Port Harcourt claimed he was tortured to death by the Police.
Mr Pepple explained that some youths of the area had chased away armed men who came to rob in the area and recovered AK 47 riffle from them.
Mr Pepple disclosed that an argument broke out between vigilante in the area and the Youth over who will hand over the gun to the Police.
Mr Pepple revealed that the vigilante called in the Police when the Youth insisted on going with them to hand over the gun to the Police but the vigilante opted that the youth should handover the gun to them which the youth refused.
Another resident of the area who gave his name as Senibo collaborated the claims of Mr. Pepple that ‘School Boy’ was tortured to death at detention in Eagle Crack after his arrest.
Senibo called for a thorough investigation into the matter.
Earlier a group known as Diobu Vigilante Service released a statement on its Facebook page
“Diobu (Vigilante) Security Services today monday 6th of September 2020 recovered one AK47 at Okwelle Water Front in miles 2 diobu Portharcourt, which was handed over to the E Crack Commander.
Sunday 5th August was like a nightmare in most of the water fronts like Obidianso, Nwachukwu, Anozie, Echue, Ukwatu, Timber ,Okwelle etc,,as two cult group by name Lamedian & Foundation all in degbam fighting carrying arms, shooting, breaking windscreen of car’s pack on their.
Diobu (Vigilante) under intelligent gathering swing into action & aprehended one school boy by nick name who in return gave us names like Augustine & one Dr & we recovered the said ak47 with double magazine which we handed over to the E Crack Commander. Let God take all the glory”
When contacted,the spokesperson of Rivers State Police command, Nnamdi Omoni a Superintendent of Police told our reporter he will get back to him he was yet to do so as at press time .