When Donbraye Akangbou stepped out of his office to intervene in an argument between his colleagues in the office and a group of bribe-seeking Policemen from the Joint Task Force JTF in Port Harcourt, Rivers state, little did he know that it would be his last day on earth.
Reports say his colleagues went to buy diesel for the office generator.(Lunberg Services Ltd behind Coca Cola in the Trans Amadi area of Port Harcourt ) and as they headed back with the jerry cans of diesel, Some JTF police men were said to have accosted them from the filling station t into the office premises.
The JTF policemen reportedly harassed them, insisting that the commodity was stolen all in an attempt to obtain some money from them, this led to the argument which drew the attention of Donbraye Akangbou one of the high ranking employees on site.
Donbraye was reported to have tried to explain to the officers for 30 minutes but all fell on deaf ears, it was at this point that one of the police officers got impatient because it was beginning to dawn on them that their mission was gradually looking hopeless.
Reports say the impatient Policemen in an attempt to hit one of the employees of the company with the butt of his gun, set off the trigger and the gun went off and Donbraye was hit in the stomach at close range-in what could best be described as a gory scene, Donbraye's intestines poured out on the floor.
He was rushed to a hospital, BMH A & E, and as usual the hospital delayed to treat him because it was a gun shot wound and they needed a police report... Donbraye died an hour later.
He got married in June 2013 and his wife is three months pregnant.
|Donbraye Akangbou and wife|
I urge readers of Nedu Ehianu's blog to go to CHANGE.ORG and sign the petition there to ensure that this unfortunate incident is not covered up in the usual fashion by the Police.