Bayelsa Police Sergeant, Murders University Student


The Bayelsa State Police Command has disarmed and arrested a Police Sergeant attached to Akenfa Division, Timadu Emmanuel over the alleged murder of a Petroleum Engineering Student of the Niger Delta University,NDU, Tariela Nikade during a raid of criminal hideouts at Tenacious Road, Edepie in Yenagoa.

The Bayelsa State Police Public Relations Officer, DSP Asinim Butswat disclosed this while reacting to the dastard killing of the twenty-year-old Student.


DSP Butswat who condoled with the family of the deceased said justice must be; served in the matter.

He expressed regrets over the unfortunate incident involving a Police Officer and residents of the area.

According to DSP Butswat,” On 23 November, 2018, at about 19:30 hours, Sergeant Timadi Emmanuel attached to a patrol team of Akenfa Division, while on patrol at Tinacious Road, Edepie, under questionable circumstances shot one Tariela Nikade ‘m’ 20 years. The victim was; rushed to the hospital, where he was later confirmed dead.

The Sergeant has been; disarmed, arrested and is undergoing orderly room trial. The investigation is in progress and its outcome will be; made public.

The Command is; hereby appealing to residents to be calm and assures the family and the general public that justice will be; done”.

It would be; recalled that the disarmed Police Sergeant allegedly gunned down the student on Friday night.

The incident made residents of Akenfa area to stage a protest against the murder of the student.


Police raids have been ongoing in most parts of the State due to the upsurge in crime and criminality.