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Police Dismiss Officer For Killing Aba Businessman

The Abia State Police Command has dismissed Corporal Obagi Njok for intentionally killing an Aba based businessman, Michael Emmanuel Okocha.

The command in a statement on Tuesday signed by the police public relations officer ASP Maureen Chinaka said the matter has been referred to the State Attorney General and Commissioner of Justice for prosecution.

THE WHISTLER reports that late Okocha was on Wednesday, April 17, 2024 ,shot by Corporal Obagi Njok, a Police Personnel attached to the RRS Abayi Police formation at a checkpoint along the Aba/Owerri Road in the Commercial nerve centre of Abia State.

Okocha who was on his way from his Abiriba home back to Aba ,was said to have been shot for refusing to give money to the policemen.

His death, expectedly, provoked wide outrage and calls for a thorough investigation into the circumstances surrounding the incident.

” I refer to the command’s press release on 20/04/2024 concerning the unfortunate incident resulting in the death of Mr Emmanuel Okocha.

“Disciplinary actions have been concluded by the Abia state police Command.

“Relevant stakeholders including the family of the deceased were carried along at every step of the process.

“Police Corporal (as he then was) was found guilty of discreditable conduct with misuse of firearm and has therefore been dismissed from the Nigeria police Force.

“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 ,Abia state on May 24 2024 for prosecution in court .

“The Abia State police Command remains steadfast in upholding professionalism and rule of law .We unequivocally condemn any act of misconduct, unprofessionalism and indiscipline among our officers”.

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