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19-Year-Old Boy Allegedly Shot By Policeman For Impregnating A 17-Year-Old Girl In Rivers State

A 19-year-old boy identified as Ledisi Kote risks losing one of his legs after allegedly getting shot by a policeman for impregnating a 17-year-old girl in K. Dere community in Gokana local government area of Rivers State.

Facebook user Tuka Loanyie claimed the incident happened on Friday August 21, and further revealed that the “trigger-happy” policeman is attached to Kpor police division.

It was also learnt that the policemen who allegedly shot the boy in the leg has not taken full responsibility. Loanyie disclosed that the boy has to undergo three different surgeries or risk going through an amputation.

He wrote;

his 19years old boy by name Ledisi Kote was shot by a trigger happy police man from Kpor Division in Gokana LGA of Rivers state, simply because he impregnated a girl.

According to the sick father, he was in his compound in K. Dere community in Gokana local government area of Rivers state on Friday morning around 7AM, when a Sienna drove into his compound with about four armed police men. They went straight to his son’s room door and was banging and cocking guns. He approached them to inquire from them what his son did wrong that they were looking for him, but non of them answered him. It was one of them who angrily told him that his son impregnated a girl. I mean, that’s the only crime!!

The next thing he heard from the backyard of his house is a gunshot. One of the officers shot his son on the leg simply because he impregnated a girl. They went away with him while he was bleeding profusely and hid him in a private hospital.

I and Enefaa Georgewill took the father to the Police headquarters on Moscow road in Port Harcourt and officially laid down a complaints about what their officers did to an innocent boy. His only offense was because he impregnated a girl. We made arrangements and transferred him from the village to a better government owned hospital in Port Harcourt.

There are good police officers but the bad eggs amongst them are the ones giving the force a bad image.

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