Malaysia-returnee shot dead by police inspector five days to wedding

Malaysia-returnee shot dead by police inspector five days to wedding
December 27 17:43 2016

The premises of a Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation Mega Station located at the Control Post junction in Owerri, Imo State was thrown into confusion recently when a trigger-happy police officer killed a young man.

The incident took place on the 22nd of December, five days to the victim’s wedding.

Findings revealed that the victim, Friday Nduka, returned from Malaysia for his wedding in Owerri scheduled for December 27, 2016

He was reportedly shot dead on December 22 by the trigger-happy policeman, who is now at large, in the presence of his fiancée and younger brother.

According to  eyewitness’ account, Nduka got into in an argument with one of the pump attendants over his missing iPhone 7.

He said the argument degenerated into a fight and Nduka, inflicted injuries on the attendant.

The witness said 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, who was on duty at the time of the incident, fled the area after shooting Nduka.

The manager later went to the police station to report the killing, but was detained immediately.

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.

She wondered why the police would ask her to produce their officer who was on the run.

The state Police Public Relations Officer, Andrew Enwerem, confirmed the incident and described the inspector as unruly.

Enwerem stated that the Inspector-General of Police had mandated the Commissioner of Police, Taiwo Lakanu, to apprehend him.