Tragedy: JSS 3 Student Knocked Down On His Way Back From Exams By Drunk Task Force Officer

A young boy said to be a JSS 3 student has sustained life-threatening injuries after he was knocked down by some drunk members of Rivers State Taskforce who were a cab driver in Rivers State.

The incident happened at Ozuoba in Obi/Akpor Local Government Area of the state.

The boy was rushed to the nearest hospital while an angry mob succeeded in arresting one of the drunk task force members, who was said to be oozing of alcohol smell. He was subsequently handed over to men of the Ozuoba Police Station.

Narrating how the incident happened, the victim’s teacher, Goldy Ude, said that the boy was returning from a WAEC French exam when the vehicle knocked him down.

He lost most of his teeth while his face was mutilated.

Ude wrote; “The above pictures show details of a very disheartening story of task force boys who, though disbanded by the government, still do their illegal job.

“This afternoon one of my students, a JSS 3 boy who was returning from a French exam was knocked down by a Siena bus whose steering was seized by the hooligans.

“The vehicle totally left the main road and lifted the poor boy from the pedestrian walkway. One of them was caught and handed over to the police in Ozuoba.

“The boy was rushed unconscious to the hospital. He lost most of his upper teeth. His jaw and part of his face were mutilated.

“I couldn’t hold my tears to see a boy that left me less than an hour earlier in this state.

“His situation was bad. I thank God for his life. He made it out of the theatre but will need a set of artificial upper teeth.

“He is lying down in excruciating pain in the hospital now. He did nothing wrong. He was on the walkway. He absolutely didn’t deserve this yet these untamed task force boys disfigured him in his prime.

“Our Governor needs to hear this, and do something about these boys.”

-Dedeigbo Ayodeji

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