Wedding guests beat policewoman to death in Rivers

A policewoman identified as Christiana Erekere has been beaten to death by wedding guests travelling to Akwa Ibom.

It was reported that what led to the beating was that Erekere stopped the vehicle of the guests for a routine check in front of Taaba Police Station in Khana Local Government Area of Rivers State.

An eyewitness said that trouble started when a police team queried the validity of the document of one of the cars they were traveling in.

The youths became aggrieved and blocked the road and demanded that a senior cop who had their car papers should return them and allow them to go.

The officer handed over the papers to them and after completing the search asked them to leave, but they refused, claiming that they saw Erekere filming them and immediately they tried to seize her mobile phone.

When they could not take her phone, they started throwing stones at her and used sticks to hit her.

They also beat the other policemen who ran away. But they continued to beat the woman until she passed out.

The elder sister of the victim, Nule Felix lamented that her sister was mercilessly killed and that she was rushed to a hospital but was only confirmed dead.

Meanwhile, the Rivers State Police Command said it had arrested 16 of the persons involved in the barbaric act, pointing out that investigations were ongoing.