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Police Investigates Killing Of Plateau Riders Manager In Bayelsa

The manager of Plateau Riders, a road transport business with its headquarters in Jos, was killed in Yenagoa, Bayelsa State where the incident is being investigated, according to Commissioner of Police Alonyenu Francis Idu of the Bayelsa State Command.

Tuesday night, about 8:00 p.m., the manager, Auwalu Aliyu, was shot and killed by alleged assassins near the House of Assembly Complex in Amarata, Yenagoa where they allegedly took off with the money he earned that day.

As citizens of the state capital sought answers to what they perceived to be the state’s worsening security situation, word of the death created panic among them.

The late station manager was said to be returning home at the close of the day’s work when he met his untimely demise.

While speaking to press on Thursday in his office in Yenagoa, Idu stated that an inquiry was underway to determine the circumstances behind the death.

He assured the residents that the deceased’s family would soon receive justice because police were undertaking investigations in both Bayelsa and Plateau states, claiming that there were evidence that the criminals could be from outside Bayelsa.

He said, “The manner the rider was killed is alien to Bayelsa State. We have the suspicion that the deceased was stalked from Plateau to Bayelsa and killed or his death is related to a group of criminal elements currently assembled at Ogbia Local Government Area.

“So, the circumstances surrounding the death of the deceased are two-dimensional. Our drone was able to capture the signatures of the vehicle that was used to carry out the operation. The last time the vehicle was sighted was that it was heading towards Ogbia.

“As I am speaking to you, the location of the vehicle has yet to be known, but we are sure we will get it soon because we have every detail of the car. So, we sympathise with the family of the deceased, but we are sure they will get justice and that will happen very soon.”

Idu also took the opportunity to announce that the police were now using drone technology to combat crime in the state.

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