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Abia Police Command Arrest Officer for Killing of Businessman in Aba

The Abia State Police Command has arrested an officer implicated in the killing of a businessman, Emmanuel Michael Okocha, from Abiriba in the Ohafia Local Government Area of Abia State. The incident occurred in Aba, where Okocha was allegedly shot dead by a police officer attached to the Rapid Response Unit for refusing to bribe policemen despite having a valid vehicle license.

The Abia State Police Command confirmed the arrest in a statement released on Saturday by its spokesperson, ASP Maureen Chinaka. The statement indicated that disciplinary measures have been initiated against the officer, who will face legal consequences.

According to the statement:

“The Abia State Police Command is aware of trending online news regarding the incident resulting in the death of Mr Emmanuel Okocha, shot by a police officer. The Command hereby issues the following statement for the purpose of informing the public.

“Preliminary Inquiries into the matter reveal that a Police Corporal Obagi Njok, attached to Abayi Police Division under Abia State Police Command, shot at Mr Emmanuel Okocha along Aba-Owerri Road.

“The officer has been apprehended, and necessary disciplinary procedures have been initiated. Appropriate disciplinary actions and sanctions will be effected soonest, and he will face the full course of appropriate administrative and legal consequences.

“In this regard, representatives of the bereaved family and stakeholders will be carried along as the proceedings progress.

“The Abia State Police Command states without prevarication that the incident is unfortunate, and regrettable.

“The Command uses this medium to publicly commiserate with the family, friends, and well-wishers of the deceased.

“The Abia State Police Command remains steadfast in upholding professionalism and the rule of law.

“We unequivocally condemn any act of misconduct, unprofessionalism and indiscipline among our officers.”

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