Rivers: F-SARS commander ordered shooting at collation centre –INEC ad hoc staff
An impromptu staff of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Marvin Kia-me, yesterday, asserted that administrator of Federal Special Anti-Robbery Squad (F-SARS) requested the shooting at an assemblage focus in Khana Local Government Area, Rivers State.
Kia-use told a Judicial Commission of Inquiry exploring the brutality and killings that happened amid the presidential and House of Assembly decisions in Rivers State, on February 23 and March 9 separately, that the shooting, which occurred at Khana chamber grouping focus, prompting the passing of Dr. Ship Gberegbe, was requested by the police.
He said he filled in as an enrollment territory focus specialized care staff, accountable for results e-examination at Khana chamber assemblage focus, charging that the state authority of F-SARS murmured to his men before the shooting began.
He guaranteed that the shooting prompted the demise of Gberegbe, a grouping specialist of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP).
“A turmoil began, when a softly tinted Hilux van crashed into the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) premises passing on F-SARS men. By then, a notice tape that was utilized to blockade everybody from the resemblance focus was evacuated.
“At that point, the unarmed regular people there began an objection, yelling ‘Associated Fakorede, you have come to subvert the desire of the general population. It won’t work; this is Ogoniland.
“I saw one F-SARS officer moved toward the traveler’s side of the van, put his head into the vehicle and was murmured to by his supervisor. The following thing I heard was sporadic discharges by the F-SARS officers,” he said.
The specially appointed staff said there was disorder and he saw that the PDP operator tumbled down yelling in torment, in the wake of being hit by a slug on his lower midriff.
He stated: “While I was running a direct result of the shooting for security, I saw the late Gberegbe tumbled to the ground. While I endeavored to support him, I saw I was additionally shot on my correct thigh.
“While he was yelling in agony and holding his stomach, he (Gberegbe) evacuated his hand on the spot he was shot and I saw the projectile opening.
“A while later, I was hurrying to a medical clinic in Bori, Khana and was later taken to Braithwaite Memorial Specialist Hospital where Dr. Nsirim assumed responsibility for my case.”