16 May 2018

Nigeria: No Trigger-Happy Cop Will Go Unpunished in Enugu - CP

Enugu — The Enugu State Police Commissioner, Mr. Danmallam Mohammed has said that accidental discharge resulting in the killing of any member of the public by any policeman in the command would attract severe consequences.

Danmallam said that policemen are always guided by relevant orders on the use of firearms.

The commissioner said this while reacting to the incident along Aninri axis of the Enugu-Port-Harcourt Expressway on Monday where a police patrol team allegedly shot at a lorry with Registration Number DNG 612 XA, reportedly leading to the death of one of the passengers.

A statement released by the police spokesman in the state, SP Ebere Amaraizu stated that Danmallam has directed for a full-scale investigations by the state Criminal Intelligence and Investigations Department Enugu State to unravel the circumstances surrounding the incident as those behind the tragedy have been nabbed.

Amaraizu said that the Commissioner regretted the inconveniences caused by the incident which brought about the blocking of roads to other road users by those in sympathy with the victims.

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