At Eleme Petrochemical Gate, Port Harcourt, Rivers State, soldiers beat down to death a police inspector identified as Hosea Yakubu.
Yakubu was said to be returning with two of his colleagues from patrol duty when the incident occurred.
They were accosted in mufti uniform by a military officer who accused them of driving against traffic to escape a gridlock on Eleme lane, according to sources.
A fight starte after some of the soldiers slapped the driver.
A family source said the Soldiers hit the late police officer with a thick wood, which made him fall to the ground. ask
He was later rushed to the University of Port Harcourt Teaching Hospital (UPTH) for medical attention, but died at the hospital.
The source added; “After 24 hours on admission, he gave up. Till today, neither the police nor the military have said anything or taken any action to bring the culprits to book.”