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JUST IN!!! Police Dismiss Officer For Killing Businessman Over Bribe Payment In Abia State (Photo)

Abia State Police Command has sacked a police officer who allegedly shot dead a businessman in Aba, the commercial hub of the state dead.

The police spokesperson in the state, Maureen Chinaka, disclosed this in a statement on Wednesday made available to IGBERE TV.

IGBERE TV gathered that the businessman, identified as Emmanuel Okocha was shot dead on 17 April in the state for allegedly refusing to give a bribe to some police operatives.

Two days later, he died in a hospital where he was taken for treatment.

The operatives who said to have shot him were from the Rapid Response Squad of the police in the state.

They were said to have demanded a bribe from the victim despite having his complete vehicle and driver’s licences.

But police authorities in the state later said the officer who allegedly shot dead the businessman had been identified and arrested.

The officer, identified as Obagi Njok, a police corporal, was attached to the Abayi Police Divisional Headquarters in the state.

The authorities assured that the officer would be punished as soon as investigations into the incident were concluded.

In the police statement on Wednesday, Ms Chinaka, an assistant superintendent of police, said investigations found Mr Njok guilty of killing the businessman.

“Police Corporal Obagi Njok, as he then was, was found guilty of discreditable conduct to, with misuse of firearm, and has therefore been dismissed from the Nigeria Police Force,” she said.

The spokesperson said all persons concerned in the case, including family of the deceased, were carried along in the course of the investigations.

She said the Abia State Police Command remains steadfast in upholding professionalism and the rule of law in Nigeria, adding that the command has zero tolerance for any act of misconduct, unprofessionalism, and indiscipline among its operatives.

“Investigation into the criminal aspects of his conduct has also been concluded and the matter has therefore been handed over to the office of the attorney general and commissioner for justice in Abia State on 24/05/2024 for prosecution in court,” she stated.

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Wisdom Nwedene studied English Language at Ebonyi State University. He is a writer, an editor and has equally interviewed many top Nigerian Politicians and celebrities. For publication of your articles, press statements, upload of biography, video content, contact him via email: nwedenewisdom@gmail.com

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