Policeman Arrested for Killing Five, Injuring Four Youths in Enugu
Enugu State Police Command on Sunday revealed that it arrested a trigger-happy police inspector who allegedly killed five people, injuring four others in the process.
A statement by the Command’s spokesman, Daniel Ndukwe, said “The Enugu State Commissioner of Police, CP Mohammed Ndatsu Aliyu, has ordered the Deputy Commissioner of Police in-charge of the State Criminal Investigation and Intelligence Department, to carry out a thorough investigation to unravel the circumstances surrounding the shooting incident that occurred today, June 20, 2021 around 9.30 in the Golf Estate area of Enugu, involving a police inspector attached to Special Protection Unit, Base 9, Umuahia, Abia State and said to be on duty at RC Lotto Company located in the Estate.
“He has been arrested and taken into custody pending the conclusion of investigation.”
Ndukwe said that the commissioner urged residents and friends of the deceased persons to remain calm and cooperate with the command in the ongoing investigation.
It was gathered that the police inspector attached to Special Protection Unit Base 9, Umuahia, Abia State, started shooting residents at a lotto office Sunday morning.
reports said he shot to death five young men and injured four others.
Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi of Enugu State has visited the victims at ESUT Teaching Hospital Parklane, Enugu, where they are receiving treatment.
A statement by the governor’s special assistant on media, Mr Louis Amoke, said the governor announced that his administration would shoulder the medical bills of all the victims.
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