The Minister of State for Labour and Employment, Festus Keyamo has debunked viral reports on the killing of a 22-year-old resident of Ughelli in Ughelli North local government area, Joshua Ambrose by operatives of the Special Anti-Robbery Squad, SARS at Ughelli.
The report says the incident which caused apprehension in the town, also lead to the attack of an off-duty SARS operative at the Ughelli Central garage axis of Ughelli.
Reacting to the incident on his Twitter handle @fkeyamo, the minister said he has spoken with both the Commissioner of Police, Delta State and the Area Commander in Ughelli where the unfortunate incident involving a young man and the police occurred.
The report adds that the Minister also spoke with the victim’s brother who confirmed the victim is alive and receiving treatment.
Mr KEYAMO while totally condemning the extra-judicial killings by SARS and other police outfits against defenseless citizens called for comprehensive reforms and overhaul of the system.
He added that the outfit involved in this case is called Operation Delta Safe and not SARS.
The report also explained that the victim was not shot as confirmed by his brother but fell out of the Police vehicle when being taken to the station after the arrest, adding that the brother said he was pushed but the police said he jumped
The Minister in the report appealed to the youths in Ughelli not to resort to violence and destruction of lives and property assuring that he is on top of the matter.