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AIG approves dismissal, prosecution of cop involved in shooting incident in Enugu

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The Assistant Inspector-Common (AIG) of Police in command of Zone 13, Mr Muri Musa, on Friday accredited the really useful punishment of dismissal for Inspector Edem Ebong.

It will be recalled that Ebong allegedly shot and killed 5 individuals and injured 4 others for no justifiable causes at Golf Property, Enugu metropolis, on June 20, 2021.

That is contained in an announcement made accessible to newsmen by the Enugu State Police Public Relations Officer, ASP Daniel Ndukwe, in Enugu.

Ndukwe stated the AIG additionally accredited that Ebong who was connected to the Particular Safety Unit (SPU) Base 9 Umuahia the place the incident befell, be prosecuted.

He stated the Enugu State Commissioner of Police appreciated residents’ understanding and persistence whereas disciplinary trial and investigation lasted.

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He stated the commissioner additionally reassured the residents of the state’s dedication to all the time deal decisively with erring law enforcement officials.

“The approval is sequel to the Command’s conclusion of the disciplinary trial and thorough investigation launched into the case of alleged capturing and killing of 5 individuals and the harm of 4 others for no justifiable causes, by Ebong.

“To this finish, the commissioner has reiterated dedication to all the time deal decisively with law enforcement officials discovered culpable in disciplinary offences towards extant codes of conduct, guidelines of engagement and commonplace working procedures of the Nigeria Police.

“That is extra if the problem issues respect for elementary human rights of residents,” he stated.

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