Cop arrested for shooting Abia bizman dead

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A police corporal, Obagi Njok, has been arrested for allegedly shooting dead a businessman, Emmanuel Okocha.

Residents of the Abiriba community in the Ohafia Local Government Area, had alleged officers from the Rapid Response Squad of the Nigeria Police Force, on Friday, shot the businessman dead along MCC Abayi-Aba because he refused to bribe them.

Police Public Relations Officer, Maureen Chinaka, confirmed the incident in a statement. She said that who Njok who fired the shot, was attached to the Abayi Police Division.

The statement said: “The officer has been apprehended, and necessary disciplinary procedures have been initiated.

“Appropriate disciplinary actions and sanctions will be effected soonest, and he will face the full course of appropriate administrative and legal consequences.

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“In this regard, representatives of the bereaved family and stakeholders will be carried along as the proceedings progress.

“The Abia State Police Command states that the incident is unfortunate and regrettable. The command uses this medium to publicly commiserate with the deceased’s family, friends, and well-wishers.

“The Abia State Police Command remains steadfast in upholding professionalism and the rule of law.

“We unequivocally condemn any act of misconduct, unprofessionalism, and indiscipline among our officers”.


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