The police in Plateau state have arrested 5 of its personnel connected to its C Division for allegedly taking pictures a 17-year-old boy, Ibuchim Ofezie, in Jos.
The spokesperson of the state police command, DSP Alfred Alabo, disclosed this in an announcement launched on Monday, April 4.
It was gathered that in a bid to implement the ban on the operation of economic bikes within the state, the personnel visited the terminus market and began chasing these illegally working. Within the course of, they began taking pictures and a stray bullet hit Ofezie, who was sitting in his store on the market.
Alabo stated the state Commissioner of Police, CP Bartholomew Onyeka, who condemned the incident, stated that the affected personnel can be sanctioned after a correct investigation has been carried out.
”The Commissioner of Police Plateau State Police Command, CP Bartholomew N. ONYEKA, psc(+) and condemns the killing of 1 Mr Ibuchim Ofezie, ‘m’, aged 17yrs outdated, a resident of Agingi Neighborhood of Bassa Native Authorities Space, Jos by some stubborn police patrol operatives connected to “C” Division of Plateau State Command.
The command condemned the killing of 1 Mr Ibuchim Ofezie, a resident of Agingi Neighborhood of Bassa Native Authorities Space, by some stubborn police patrol operatives connected to our “C” Division. The Police Commissioner, who described the incident as a paradox, asserted that law enforcement officials are empowered by legislation to bear firearms to guard the lives of the citizenry and to not take lives with them. With a purpose to make sure that the erring patrol workforce don’t evade justice, the commissioner has instantly ordered their arrest.
The 5 personnel within the patrol workforce have been arrested and are presently being investigated at our Murder Part of the Prison Investigation Division (SCID) of the command,” he stated.
Alabo added that the state Commissioner of Police assured the household and pals of the deceased and Plateau residents typically, that the suspects can be totally investigated and justice can be served.
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