Police arrest officer who shot and killed motorist in Delta

Police arrest officer who shot and killed motorist in Delta

The Delta State Police Command on Wednesday confirmed the arrest and detention of a police officer for allegedly shooting dead a motorist as seen in a viral video.

Delta Police Public Relations Officer, DSP Bright Edafe, said in a statement that one Lucky was shot dead by an inspector during a stop and search mission at Eklerhabwe Junction in Agbalho on Tuesday, December 5, 2023 at about 4:34 p.m. did.

Edafe added that upon receiving this sad news, the Delta State Commissioner of Police, CP Wale Abbas, immediately ordered the arrest and detention of the erring police officers.

Mr. Abbas also directed that the police officer be immediately transferred to Mr. Asaba of the State Criminal Investigation Department (SCID) for thorough and expeditious investigation.

“CP Wale Abbas expresses his condolences to the injured victims and wishes them a speedy recovery. He also said that the military is a disciplined organization and will not tolerate such brutal acts by members of the military. He also said,” Edafe said.

The Police Commissioner also ensured that offending officers will be subject to internal disciplinary action, including criminal prosecution.

Mr. Abbas therefore appealed to the public to remain calm and abide by the law, and to ensure that justice is not only done, but seen as done.

Source: guardian.ng

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