The Bayelsa Police Command on Wednesday said it has dismissed a Police Sergeant, Timadi Emmanuel, who shot and killed a 20-year-old undergraduate on November 23.
The spokesman of the Command, Asinim Butswat, said that the sergeant would soon be arraigned in court.
Tariela Nikadae was a student of Petro-Chemical Engineering at Niger Delta University, Yenagoa prior to his death.
The incident happened during a police raid and detention of residents by the Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS) of the Command.
The detained residents were later screened and freed by the Police following the intervention of their relatives.
“The Bayelsa State Police Command regrets the unfortunate incident involving a Police Officer and a resident of Tenacious Road, Edepie, Yenagoa.
“Sergeant Timadi Emmanuel attached to a patrol team of Akenfa Division, while on patrol at Tenacious Road, Edepie, under questionable circumstances shot one Tariela Nikade, male, aged 20.
“The Policeman has been dismissed after preliminary investigations into the incident and he will be prosecuted as soon as investigations are concluded,” Butswat said.