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POLICE KILLING IN ABA: Gov Otti directs Abia CP to conduct full investigation into murder of Citizen Okocha

Gov Otti:  “Anyone found culpable must face the full wrath of the law.”

THE Abia State Governor Dr. Alex Otti, OFR, has expressed profound shock and sadness over the killing by a police officer in Aba last week of Mr. Emmanuel Okocha of Amanta, Abiriba, in Ohafia Local Government Area of the state.

The governor in a statement signed by the Secretary to the Government of Abia State Professor Kenneth Kalu, directed the Abia State Commissioner of Police, CP Kene Onwuemelie, to ensure that the Police officers involved in the murder of citizen Okocha are duly investigated and “anyone found culpable is made to face the full wrath of the law.”

The statement made available to SummitNews read:  “The Abia State Government has observed with dismay the ugly incident that occurred last week at Aba, during which a police officer reportedly shot an Abia citizen, Mr. Emmanuel Okocha, of Amanta, Abiriba, in Ohafia Local Government Area.

“His Excellency, the Executive Governor of Abia State, Dr. Alex Otti, OFR, is personally saddened by this unfortunate incident and has directed the Abia State Commissioner of Police, CP Kene Onwuemelie, to ensure that the Police officers involved in this unfortunate incident are duly investigated and anyone found culpable is made to face the full wrath of the law.

“Preliminary information from the Abia State Police Command shows that one of the Police officers involved is already in custody and would be made to go through the disciplinary process of the Police Force. If he is culpable, the officer would be sanctioned appropriately and charged to court.

“While commiserating with the immediate family of the victim and the entire people of Abiriba and the Aba community at large, Government commends the communities for heeding to the appeal not to go on protest or take laws into their hands in display of anger over the death of Mr. Emmanuel Okocha.

“The State Government wishes to assure the family and the Abiriba and Aba communities that there will be no cover-up in this matter.

“The State Government would like to reassure the citizens and residents of its commitment to protecting their lives and property at all times and enjoins everyone to go about their lawful businesses without fear or hindrance.”

 

 

 

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