Wednesday, 13 August 2014

PDP, APC Supporters Clash in Rivers

Supporters of the Peoples Democratic Party and the All Progressives Congress clashed in Rumueprikom community, Obio/Akpor Local Government Area of Rivers State.

Eyewitnesses said the fight started at Wimpey junction, through the Rumuigbo axis of Ikwerre road and left motorists stranded. It also forced business owners to close down their shops immediately.

“There was a serious fight between the APC and PDP in Rumuigbo, Iboloji Estate junction to be precise. The crisis started from Wimpey, then to Wike, through Agip, Rumuigbo and Psychiatric Hospital road and stopped at Rumuolumeni,’’ the source said.

Confirming the incident, the State Commissioner of Police, Mr. Tunde Ogunsakin, who confirmed the incident, said Uwabie shot his son and six people.

Ogunsakin disclosed that Chief Uwabie had been arrested by the police while the gun used in shooting his victims had been recovered.

“Chief Anthony Uwabie of Rumupirikom was arrested after he shot six people and his son. He was arrested along with four others whose identities are yet to be confirmed.

“The chief has volunteered useful information to the police and we have successfully recovered a single-barreled gun with expended cartridges, pellets and live ammunition from the aforementioned chief,” he said.

Ogunsakin added that the matter had been transferred to the State Anti-Robbery Squad for further investigation.

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