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Volunteer traffic warden shot dead while controlling traffic in Port Harcourt

A volunteer traffic warden identified as Chukwuka Monye at Rumuokoro Junction was shot dead while controlling traffic in the Obio/Akpor Local Government Area of Rivers State.

The incident happened at about 6 pm on Saturday evening when the deceased was said to be controlling traffic in Rumuokoro, an outskirt of Port Harcourt.

He was said to be assisting in clearing the gridlock caused by a downpour when one of the gunmen in police uniform inside a vehicle shot him.

According to PUNCH, a source who did not want his name in print for security reasons said the deceased had an issue with some security personnel, but could not give a proper identity of the people.

“What I heard was that Chukwuka was arguing with some security people, but I don’t know if they are policemen or not.

“He is a very quiet person and very intelligent. He is a First Class graduate, 43 years old now. It is very unfortunate what happened to him,” he stated.

It was learnt that the corpse was later retrieved from the scene by policemen and deposited at a morgue in Port Harcourt.

Speaking to with PUNCH about the incident on the telephone, the deceased’s father, John Monye, a retired warrant officer said he was at home when someone used his late son’s telephone number to call him to inform him of the development.

He called for a proper investigation to unravel those behind his son’s death.

He said, “I was in the house when somebody who said he is my son’s friend used his (Chukwuka) number to call me.

Prevail Inegbenose

Prevail Inegbenose is the Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Spark Media & Entertainment Ventures, the publisher of Spark News Daily - Nigeria's most sought-after online news platform - Politics, Sport & Entertainment. Prevail Inegbenose hails from Irrua, Esan Central LGA of Edo State. He studied Mass Communication from the prestigious Auchi Polytechnic Auchi and graduated in 2007. Prevail Inegbenose is a veteran journalist with 15 years of active and practical journalism. He has authored so many write-ups, a lot of which had been published in the newspapers, magazines and social media. Hence Prevail Inegbenose is a Journalist, Writer, Researcher, Author, Communication Expert and Consultant, Social Media Influencer, Project Management Expert, Peace Ambassador and Advocate of Good Governance and Better Society. He's a Pastor, in fact the Lead Pastor, House of God Int'l - Rest Tabernacle, Abuja Nigeria.

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