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BREAKING: Pandemonium in Ebonyi as Police shot and Killed Okada Rider over 50 bribe

Gov. David Umahi of Ebonyi has ordered the
immediate arrest of the policeman attached to
the Anti Kidnap Squad (AK) of the Police
Command in the state, who allegedly killed a
commercial motorcycle operator, popularly
known as Okada in Abakaliki.
Umahi, who spoke through his Chief Press
Secretary, Mr Emmanuel Uzor on Thursday in
Abakaliki, also condemned the killing.
He described the incident as “barbaric and
callous” and said that justice would be done in
the matter.
He said that the incident had further called for
more dedication, commitment and professional
training for the nation’s security personnel to
stop further killings of innocent Nigerians in the
line of duty.
The governor assured that he would take up
the matter with the Inspector-General of Police
to ensure that the policeman who allegedly
killed the motorcyclist was punished in line with
the rules of engagement.
He warned that his administration would not
tolerate any form of mindless killing of innocent
citizens or extra judicial killing by security
agencies in the state.
He, therefore, ordered the Commissioner of
Police in the state, Mr Titus Lamorde, to arrest
the suspected killer-cop and other members of
the squad in order to face the full weight of the
law.
Umahi expressed his sincere condolences to
the family of the deceased and promised to
visit the family when full information
concerning his family was made available.
He called on the public to remain calm and
not to take the laws into their hands as the
situation was under control.
The victim who was in his early 20s and
whose identity was unknown, was allegedly
shot dead at about 9.30 p.m. on Wednesday by
a policeman attached to the AK Unit of the
command on Water Works road, Abakaliki.
Meanwhile, the command’s Spokesperson, Mrs
Lovett Odah, confirmed the incident but
maintained that details were still sketchy.
“We will brief the press as soon we get full and
accurate information on the incident, our men
are still carrying out preliminary investigations
into the alleged killing, “Odah said.
Policemen have condoned off some parts of
Water Works Road, scene of the incident, firing
teargas to disperse angry protesters to restore
order.

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