The Bayelsa State Police Command has arrested a Police Corporal identified as David Napoleon for allegedly shooting dead a 13-year-old boy, Tomizibe Joseph in Yenagoa, Bayelsa State capital.
The Commissioner of Police, Mr. Asuquo Amba gave the directive to douse the tension sparked by the incident.
It was gathered that Napoleon had been confronted by some cultists around the Kpansia area and while he was trying to escape from an irate crowd chasing him, he shot to dispel the crowd and the bullet hit the deceased.

Attempts by the angry crowd to abduct a traffic warden as retaliation for the killing of Joseph was foiled by the caretaker Chairman of Yenagoa Local Government Area, Mr. Oforji Oboko.

The ‎State Police Command, through its spokesperson, Asinim Butswat confirmed the incident and claimed that deceased was 18 years old and that the incident occurred while Napoleon was being chased by irate youths of the community and suspected cultists.

“The incident occurred Thursday night after six armed cultists invaded the home of Corporal David Napoleon at Kpansia area of the state capital.

“He ran but was chased by the irate youths. He turned and shot ‎at them below the knee level. The bullet hit one Tombozide Joseph on the thigh. He was rushed to the Federal Medical Centre.” (Daily Post)