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Enugu State Police Command has confirmed reports of a trigger-happy police inspector who shot dead five persons while he left four others critically injured.
The police inspector whose name was withheld in the Sunday night press statement was confirmed to be attached to the Special Protection Unit Base 9, Umuahia, Abia State.
According to the statement by the Command’s spokesman Daniel Ndukwe, the inspector started shooting residents at a lotto office on Sunday morning
The statement titled, “shooting incident at Golf Estate Enugu: CP Aliyu orders thorough investigation to unravel the circumstances surrounding the incident,” reads partly, “The Enugu State Commissioner of Police, CP Mohammed Ndatsu Aliyu, has ordered the Deputy Commissioner of Police in-charge of the State Criminal Investigation and Intelligence Department, to carry out a thorough investigation to unravel the circumstances surrounding the shooting incident that occurred today, June 20, 2021 around 9.30 in the Golf Estate area of Enugu, involving a police inspector attached to Special Protection Unit, 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.”
Ndukwe said that the commissioner urged residents, friends of the deceased persons to remain calm and cooperate with the command in the ongoing investigation.
Meanwhile, the Enugu State Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi has visited the victims at ESUT Teaching Hospital Parklane, Enugu, where they are receiving treatment.