Bayelsa Polls: Injured monarch to be flown abroad, police to prosecute electoral offenders

Posted by News Express | 15 January 2016 | 3,088 times

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The traditional ruler of Peremabiri community, Chief Progress Never Die, who was shot at close range by political thugs during the rescheduled Bayelsa State governorship election in Southern Ijaw will be flown abroad for further medical treatment.

Chief Never Die was first admitted at the Glory Land Hospital before he was later transferred to an undisclosed hospital at the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja for another round of surgery.

Sources stated that necessary documents are being put in place for Chief Never Die to be overseas treatment; additional nine people with severe gun injuries are receiving treatment at the Glory Land Hospital, Yenagoa.

The affected people are Ebi Lambert, Ayibaesin Kala, Ekpoibimunu Newman, Julius Waritua, Malomo Polomi, Felix Ebi, Mike Tata, Daddy Tarimimo and Emmanuel.

The State Commissioner of Police, Peter Ogunyanwo, had at the end of the Security Council meeting assured the people that the perpetrators would face prosecution after thorough investigation.

According to him, the police command was working hard to restore peace to the Peremabiri community.

He assured the people that the command would prosecute all those involved in the terror attack on the town after the poll, submitting that it would serve as deterrent to others.

•Photo shows Governor Seriake Dickson.

Source: News Express

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