The Rivers State Police Command has dismissed media studies over the demise of Philip Brown, aka ‘Faculty Boy’, in detention of the Eagle Crack Unit, Port Harcourt.
In response to the Command, ‘Faculty Boy’ died on account of a mob assault and never due to police torture as extensively reported.
One Mike Pepple, who claimed to be a relative of ‘Faculty Boy’ and a resident of Soku (Okwelle) waterfront Mile 2 – Diobu, Port Harcourt had in a viral media interview, claimed he was tortured to demise by the police.
However addressing media executives on the Rivers State Police Command Port Harcourt, Commissioner of Police, Joseph Mukan stated whereas it was true that the deceased was a recognized felony within the space, it was residents of the waterfront who mobbed him.
CP Mukan stated ‘Faculty Boy’ was already in a foul form earlier than the Diobu Vigilante handed him over to the E-Crack Unit for additional investigation.
”That’s the false impression of the particular reality, the suspect that died was concerned in felony exercise within the waterside.
“The vigilante obtained info and knowledgeable the police, the vigilante despatched their males underneath cowl, they had been capable of seize one of many cultists that had been making life insufferable for individuals residing on the waterside.
”There was a mob motion, he was crushed to stupor and a number of the vigilante had been injured however on the finish of the day, there was a reinforcement they usually took him to the E-crack station.
“Sadly when he obtained there he was exhausted by way of the mob motion and he gave up the ghost,” the CP stated.
The CP suggested the media to all the time confirm their information earlier than publishing, simply as he referred to as on these accountable for the destructive studies to retract their statements.
On his path, the Chairman of Diobu Vigilante group, Prince Amatari stated in the reason for arresting the deceased at Okwelle waterfront, the late ‘Faculty Boy’ was mobbed by residents, after which an AK47 was recovered.
In response to Amatari, “he was a nightmare in many of the waterfronts in Diobu like Obidianso, Nwachukwu, Anozie, Echue, Ukwatu, Timber, Okwelle and so forth, due to a supremacy battle between to cult teams. They shoot at will, commit arson and vandalize automobiles parked alongside the streets in the midst of their gang wars.
“We swung into motion and apprehended one Faculty Boy by nick title who who gave us names like Augustine and Physician and we recovered the stated AK47 with double journal which we handed over to the E Crack Commander.”