Policeman allegedly shoots man in Delta

CP orders detention 


CITIZENS COMPASS —A Police inspector in Delta State, has allegedly shot a man simply identified as Lucky. 

The incident occurred at Ekrerhavwe Junction, Agbarho, on Tuesday, December 5, 2023 while on stop and search duty at  about 1634hours though Citizens Compass could not ascertain what led to the shooting. 

Spokesperson, Delta State Police Command, SP Bridge Edafe confirmed the killing in a statement on Tuesday night. 

He gave further details thus, “The Commissioner of Police, on receipt of the sad news, immediately ordered the arrest and detention of the errant police officer. 

“He also directed that the officer be immediately transferred to the State Criminal Investigation Department (CID), Asaba for a thorough and speedy investigation.

“CP Wale Abass commiserates the injured victim, wishing him a speedy recovery. He also noted that the Force, being a disciplined organization, will not condone such cruel action by any member of the Force, assuring that the offending officer will be subjected to internal disciplinary measures including criminal prosecution.

“He, therefore, therefore appealed to members of the public to remain calm and law-abiding, assuring them justice will not just be done but will be seen to have been done.”


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