A young man, Friday Nduka, has been shot dead by a police Inspector, Mike Edem, just five days to his wedding in Owerri.
The Punch reports that the victim just got back from Malaysia for his wedding in Owerri which ought to take place today, December 27, 2016. The victim who hailed from the Oguta local government area of Imo state was shot dead on December 22 right in the presence of his fiancee and younger brother by the trigger-happy policeman, who has now ran away.
According to an eyewitness report, the groom-to-be had an altercation with one of the pump attendants over his missing iPhone 7. The argument degenerated into a fight and Nduka was said to have inflicted injuries on the attendant.
The manager of the station, Mrs. Ruth Enemmuo, who is now in police detention, intervened, adding that as soon as Nduka entered into his car, the police inspector fired, killing him instantly. It was learnt that the inspector fled the area and had not been seen.
The manager later went to the police station to report the killing, but was detained immediately. A human rights lawyer and counsel to the detained NNPC manager, Kissinger Ikeokwu, said there was no reason for the police to detain the NNPC station manager.
“Now, the police are saying that my client should produce their own fleeing officer,” he added.
The woman, who spoke to our correspondent from her cell, said all the station’s attendants, including the one that had an altercation with the deceased, were on the run. The state police public relations officer, Andrew Enwerem, confirmed the incident and described the inspector as unruly.
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Enwerem stated that the Inspector-General of Police had mandated the Commissioner of Police, Taiwo Lakanu, to apprehend the fleeing inspector.
Lots of the victim's friends took to Facebook to drop their condolences. See one of such below:
This is so sad!