Boy Shot By Police For Impregnating Girl Risks Leg Amputation In Rivers 1

Boy Shot By Police For Impregnating Girl Risks Leg Amputation In Rivers

A teenager, Ledisi Kote , is currently battling for his life at an undisclosed hospital after some personnel of the Rivers State Police Command allegedly shot his leg for impregnating a girl.

It was gathered that some cops attached to the Kpor Division in the Gokana Local Government Area of the state , on Friday , August 21 , 2020, stormed Ledisi father ’ s residence in the K . Dere community around 7 am and demanded to see the 19 -year -old .

It was gathered that the policemen went into Ledisi ’s room , brought him out and shot him in the leg .

A human rights activist, Tuka Loanyie , who made a post about Ledisi ’ s ordeal on Facebook, stated that the policemen , who took the victim away after shooting him , dumped him in a private hospital in the area.

Loanyie , who demanded justice for the victim , noted that Ledisi would have to undergo three surgeries before he could walk again .

His post read in part, “According to the sick father of the victim , he was in his compound when a Sienna vehicle drove into his compound with about four armed policemen .

“They went straight to his son’ s room door , banged and cocked guns. He approached them to inquire from them what his son did wrong that they were looking for him , but none of them answered him. It was one of them who angrily told him that his son impregnated a girl .

“The next thing he heard from the backyard of his house was 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 am making this post because up till now , the officer that did this is yet to take full responsibility for the medications . The doctor said he would have to undergo three different surgeries or else his leg might be amputated . We want justice for this boy . It could be me or you tomorrow .”

It was learnt that the matter was reported at the Rivers State Police Command headquarters , Moscow Road , Port Harcourt .

The state Police Public Relations Officer, Nnamdi Omoni , confirmed the incident and stated that the officer who shot the teenager had been arrested .

“We aware of the matter and action has been taken. The policeman , who shot the victim , has been disarmed and detained at the state CID, while the victim is also receiving medical attention at the hospital. Investigation is ongoing ,” Omoni stated .

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