Jonathan’s Nephew Arrested for Shooting 2 Persons
A nephew of former President Goodluck Jonathan, Mr. Oguanisi Akpusu was arrested by the Bayelsa State Police Command over the alleged shooting of two persons during a masquerade festival in Emeyal 1 community in Ogbia Local Government Area.
This was disclosed by the Commissioner of Police, Bayelsa State, Mr. Asuquo Amba, while parading suspects before journalists in Yenagoa.
Akpusu was however released as the police ruled that the shooting was “accidental”. The case had been moved to the Serious Crimes Unit of the state police command in Yenagoa.
Though he declined to comment on how Akpusu came to be in possession of a gun, the CP said the victims of the accident sustained gunshot injuries in their legs and thighs.
“Preliminary investigations showed that it was a case of accidental discharge at a masquerade in Otuoke and Emeyal area of Ogbia LGA. The victims are being taken care of by the suspect and the Ogbia people. It may have been a mistake,” Asuquo said.
He added that Akpusu was part of the ongoing masquerade in Ogbia kingdom, during which he shot two persons at Emeyal 1 before he was arrested by policemen attached to the Kolo Police Division.