The Delta State Police Command has begun investigation into the alleged murder of a youth in Ozoro, headquarters of Isoko North Local Government Area of the state.
The Command’s Spokesperson, DSP Onome Onovwakpoyeya, disclosed this in a telephone interview with the News Agency of Nigeria on Tuesday in Warri.
NAN recalls that some youths in Ozoro took to the street on Monday in protest over alleged extortion and intimidation by the police in the community.
The man, whose identity is yet to be known, was allegedly shot to death during the protest.
Onovwakpoyeya said the essence of the investigation was to uncover the identity of the deceased and the circumstances that led to his death.
He said: “It was a violent protest.
“Investigation has started to find out who actually shot him.
“We do not want to be hasty to issue a statement.
“We will speak at the appropriate time.
“The video I saw on the internet on Monday did not show any policeman.
“I know that if this kind of thing happened, the crowd will hold the person hostage.”