Enugu Police commissioner orders investigation
A Police Inspector on duty at RC Lotto Company went berserk on Sunday and shot five people to death while four others sustained injuries at Golf Estate in Enugu.
The police officer is said to be attached to Special Protection Unit (SPU), Base 9, Umuahia, Abia State.
Confirming the incident, the Police Spokesperson of Enugu State Command, Daniel Ndukwe, in a statement titled, “shooting incident at Golf Estate Enugu: CP Aliyu orders thorough investigation to unravel the circumstances surrounding the incident,” said the Inspector has been arrested and taken into custody.
According to him, “The Enugu State Commissioner of Police, Mohammed Ndatsu Aliyu, has ordered the Deputy Commissioner of Police in charge of the State Criminal Investigation and Intelligence Department (State CIID) to carry out thorough investigation to unravel the circumstances surrounding the shooting incident that occurred today, 20/06/2021 at about 0930hrs in the Golf Estate area of Enugu.
“The shooting incident involved a Police Inspector attached to Special Protection Unit (SPU), Base 9, Umuahia, Abia State and said to be on duty at RC Lotto Company located in the estate. He has been arrested and taken into custody pending the conclusion of investigation.
“The commissioner, who made the order after visiting the hospital where four of the persons said to have sustained gunshot injuries are receiving treatment and five others whose injuries were critical, have been confirmed dead by doctors on duty and deposited in the mortuary for autopsy, also ordered the swift conclusion of the investigation to aid further necessary actions by the police.
“Meanwhile, the commissioner while sympathising with and urging family members and friends of the deceased persons to remain calm and cooperate with the command in the ongoing investigation”, also called on eyewitnesses at the scene of the incident to volunteer useful information that will aid the thorough and swift conclusion of the investigation, in view of ensuring that justice prevails.
Meanwhile, Governor of Enugu State, Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi who visited the victims at ESUT Teaching Hospital, Parklane, Enugu, where they are receiving treatment, expressed shock over the ugly incident.
The governor empathised with the victims and wished them quick recovery.
He also condoled with families of the deceased charging the hospital management to ensure that victims receive adequate medical attention.