- The police has dismissed a trigger-happy officer, who shot a motorcyclist in Abakaliki, Ebonyi state
- The officer, Sergeant Nweke, was said to have shot Ofim Ejika along Water Works road
- The suspect will be charged to court on Friday, April 27
The policeman, Onyebuchi Nweke, who shot and killed a motorcyclist in Abakaliki, the Ebonyi state capital, has been arrested and dismissed by the police.
The suspect was said to have shot the Okada rider, Ofim Ejika, along the popular Water Works road in Abakaliki on Wednesday, April 25, The Nation reports.
NAIJ.com notes that according to the police spokesman, Loveth Odah, the suspect who was tried yesterday in his department, Anti-Kidnapping, has been summarily dismissed from the force, adding that such dastardly would never be condoned by the police.
She said: “The incident that happened is indeed an unfortunate one; we are appealing for peace and order; there is no way the police command would condone such dastardly act; if I may tell you, the suspect, Sergeant. Onyebuchi Nweke was tried yesterday at the department level and was summarily dismissed from the force. He will be charged to court tomorrow.
“We are the only force or institution that washes our dirty linen in public; what happened is indeed unfortunate; if any Okada rider was arrested or his bike confisticated following the incident, as soon as there is calm, they will be released and their bike returned to them. Every strategy is aimed at bringing peace to the state capital.
“Even as senior officers of the Command went on patrol to quell the situation, they were stoned by the Okada riders; as I am talking to you now, a police officer who was hit by stone, is now on admission at the Federal Teaching Hospital, Abakaliki.
“He is presently battling between life and death; another officer with traffic was today beaten to stupor by the rampaging Okada riders."
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Meanwhile, NAIJ.com previously reported that Governor David Umahi of Ebonyi state ordered the immediate arrest of the police officer who allegedly killed a motorcyclist along Water Works road, Anan, over his refusal to give him N50 bribe.
Speaking through his chief press secretary, Emmanuel Uzor, Umahi referred to the development as 'barbaric and callous' and stating that he was certain justice would be served.
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