By Stanley Onyekwere
The Police Command of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) has ordered a discrete investigation into violent protest that trailed alleged hit and run incident in Kabusa area of Abuja, the nation’s capital.
This was disclosed in a statement from Police Public Relations Officer of the FCT Police Command, ASP Yusuf Mariam, yesterday in Abuja.
According to the statement, Commissioner of Police, Bala Ciroma, who issued the order, also sympathised with the families of the victims of the incident.
The Police revealed that some residents of Kabusa during the violent protest attempted to overrun the Divisional Headquarters but were resisted by a Joint Team of Police operatives.
It reads: The Police Command of the Federal Capital Territory restored calm at Kabusa axis, following a violent protest by some residents of the area, who were agitating over a suspect who was earlier rescued from an angry mob for knocking down two (2) passengers on Monday 17th May, 2021, leaving them with fatal injuries.
“Unfortunately, the suspect who had been beaten to pulp by the angry mob as result fell ill and was rushed to the hospital for treatment were the doctor certified him dead.
“Regrettably, in the bid to restore calm one young resident sustained serious injuries and is currently receiving medical attention”.
Furthermore, the Command implored residents to remain calm, law-abiding while reaffirming its unwavering commitment to the protection of lives and property within the FCT.