(Nigeria-Port Harcourt)A 20-year-old song writer and recording artist, Daniel Chibuike aka Sleek has died, after he was allegedly shot on Saturday, September 19, 2020, by a mopol attached to a supermarket in Elelenwo area of Port Harcourt, River State.
It was gathered that Sleek and his friend, Reuben were being chased by Operatives of the Special anti-robbery Squad (SARS), when a mopol, on hearing thief, opened fire on him.
According to the deceased friend: “Him and his friend Reuben were just coming out from Reuben’s house when the SARS operatives started chasing them, they ran away towards Elelenwo market in PH.
Suddenly the SARS operatives started screaming and calling them thieves, which made the Mopol guarding De Topic supermarket to fire a direct shot at Sleek.
He didn’t die instantly. His friend kept begging and pleading with them to rush him to the hospital but they refused and asked him to shut up. They left him to die in the pool of his blood in front of the supermarket.
“They later took both Sleek and Reuben to Miniokoro police station where they later transferred Reuben to state CID, then the commander after hearing what really happened from Reuben, ordered them to detain all the SARS operatives involved.”
Narrating what happened, the elder brother of the deceased said: “An eye witness had to call my mom to inform her of what happened. My mom went to the DPO’s office at Akpajo, Elelenwo and he said they shot him in the leg, that it was a mistake.
He said they rushed him to the hospital, and asked us to go and check, but on getting there, we found out that he was already dead and in the mortuary.
The DPO later asked us to leave his office and even threatened to detain my mom.”