Police officer in custody for killing Abuja resident, Onyebuchi Anene

Police officer in custody for killing Abuja resident, Onyebuchi Anene

Police officer in custody for killing Abuja resident, Onyebuchi Anene

The Federal Capital Territory Police Command, has detained the policeman who killed a resident, Onyebuchi Anene in Abuja. 

 

LIB reported that the police officer shot and killed the father of one with a teargas canister after a minor incident involving a motorcyclist. 

 

The incident happened on Wednesday, May 22, 2024, close to Haj Estate, where the deceased lived with his young wife and daughter.

 

Spokesperson of the command, SP Josephine Adeh, who confirmed the incident in a statement on Friday, May 24, said the Commissioner of Police, CP Benneth C. Igweh, has ordered immediate investigation into the killing. 

 

“In response to the tragic and unprecedented incident that resulted in the untimely demise of one Oyebuchi Anene ‘m’ of Byazhin Abuja on May 22, 2024, at about 9:45 PM, the Commissioner of Police, FCT, CP Benneth C. Igweh, psc, mni, directed the DC Criminal Investigation Department to commence an immediate and discreet investigation into the circumstances surrounding the death of the deceased,” the statement read. 

 

“While the police officer responsible for the accidental discharge is in custody, the CP expresses profound and heartfelt condolences to the bereaved family and the public at large. 

 

“He unequivocally condemns the unprofessional and disheartening conduct of the police officer and assures family and the public of swift justice.

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