Gunboat crushes four policemen, David Lyon’s younger brother to death along Bayelsa waterways

Southern Ijaw—A gunboat in the early hours of Wednesday crushed four policemen on patrol duty and officials of an oil surveillance company to death at Okumugbene and Odewari River close to Korokorosei junction in Bayelsa State.

According to Sahara reporters, a younger brother to the former gubernatorial candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), in the state, David Lyon, identified as Odi Lyon, was among the deceased, while another aide to Lyon identified as Ogbojimo was lucky to have survived the unfortunate incident.

Lyon was said to be the operations Manager of the Darlon Oil Surveillance company in the Southern Ijaw community of Olugbobiri.

It was gathered that the boat was heading towards Korokorosei when the incident happened.

The corpse of one of the policemen had been recovered while the three riot policemen were still missing.

The recovered policeman was able to swim to the shore but died before he could get to the clinic at Olugbobiri.

Read also: Projects executed by local govt councils result of financial autonomy, says Diri

The boat conveying the four mobile policemen, the younger brother of David Lyon, a governor’s aide with a 200 horsepower engine was said to have stopped for yet-to-be-ascertained reasons when the gunboat attacked them.

The Bayelsa State Police Public Relations Officer, Asinim Butswat, confirmed the incident but did not give any further details on it.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *


It takes lots of money to inform, educate and entertain audiences, keep a watchful eye on the government as well as promote values that will benefit society through virile journalism.

We therefore request your modest donation to ensure that our news and other content remain freely available and accessible to all netizens.