Two serving Gombe State police officers have been detained in Rivers State for the murder of Mr. Peterside, a father of four children, at a bar in Port Harcourt.
According to reports, the officers were part of a squad of special agents brought into the state for an important operation.
It was gather that the incident occurred in a lounge in the Elelenwo Community of the Obio/Akpor Local Government Area on Monday.
The deceased had gone to the bar with his wife and three children when trouble broke out at the bar.
According to a source, as the trouble erupted, the officers in the lounge started shooting guns, and a bullet from the gunfire struck the late Peterside.
However, the Force Public Relations Officer, Grace Iringe-Koko, a Superintendent of Police, acknowledged that the matter was reported by Ebikere Peterside, the dead man’s wife.
Iringe-Koko said: “On Monday, August 7, 2023, Rivers State Police Command received a complaint from one Peterside Ebikere “F,” of Police Road, Elelenwo, Port Harcourt, that on Thursday, August 3, 2023, at about 2200 hrs, while at a bar or lounge in company of her husband and three children, all of a sudden, pandemonium broke out, and in the midst of the confusion, mobile policemen from 43 PMF Gombe on special duty in Rivers State on guard fired several shots that hit her husband.
“He was rushed to Save-a-Life Hospital, where he was certified dead by the doctor on duty. Meanwhile, they have deposited the corpse at the Military Hospital Mortuary. The policemen have been arrested and detained at the State CID for further investigation, and the outcome of the investigation will be made public.”