Enugu Shooting Spree: AIG Approves Dismissal, Prosecution Of Police Suspect

The assistant inspector-general of police in-charge of Zone 13, Ukpo-Dunukofia, Anambra State, Muri Umar Musa, has approved the recommended punishment of dismissal from the Nigeria Police Force and prosecution of Inspector Edem Ebong for killing five persons at Golf Estate, Enugu.

Ebong was hitherto attached to Special Protection Unit (SPU) Base, 9 Umuahia, for the offence of murder.

The police PRO, Enugu State, Mr Daniel Ndukwe, in a statement, said, “The approval is sequel to the command’s conclusion of disciplinary trial and thorough investigations launched into the case of alleged shooting and killing of five persons, as well as the injury of four others for no justifiable reasons by the police inspector at Golf Estate Enugu on 20/06/2021.

“To this end, the commissioner of police, CP Abubakar Lawal, while appreciating the general public, particularly residents of the state, for the level of patience and understanding shown while the disciplinary trial and investigation into the case lasted, reiterated the commitment to always deal decisively with police officers of the command found culpable in disciplinary offences against extant codes of conduct, rules of engagement and standard operating procedures of the Nigeria Police Force, especially as it concerns respect for fundamental human rights of citizens.”

The CP, therefore, called on residents of the state to remain law-abiding and promptly report erring police officers to the nearest police station or by calling the command’s hotlines on o8032003702, 08086671202, 08075390883 or 08098880172 or alternatively send e-mails to [email protected]

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