The police authorities in the Zone 13, Ukpo-Dunukofia, Anambra State have recommended the dismissal of a police officer, Inspector Edem Ebong, for allegedly killing five persons.
The victims were reportedly shot dead by Ebong while he was attached to RC Lotto Company, at Golf Estate, GRA, Enugu, on June 20. The attack also left four others with life-threatening injuries at the Golf Estate.
After months of investigation into the matter, the Assistant Inspector-General of Police in charge of Zone 13, Ukpo-Dunukofia Anambra State, AIG Muri Umar Musa, approved Ebong’s dismissal from the police and his subsequent prosecution.
A statement issued by the spokesman of the Enugu State police command, Daniel Ndukwe, disclosed that Ebong’s dismissal was sequel to the command’s
The statement read, “The Enugu State Police Command wishes to inform the general public that the Assistant Inspector-General of Police in-charge of Zone 13, Ukpo-Dunukofia Anambra State, *AIG Muri Umar Musa, LLB, BL*, has approved the recommended punishment of dismissal from the Nigeria Police Force and prosecution of Inspector Edem Ebong hitherto attached to the Special Protection Unit (SPU) Base 9 Umuahia, for the offense of murder”.
To this end, the statement added that the state commissioner of police, Abubakar Lawal, appreciated the general public, particularly residents of the state, for the level of patience and understanding shown while the disciplinary trial and investigation into the case lasted.
The police, therefore, called on residents of the state to remain law-abiding, and promptly report erring policemen to the nearest station, or by calling the command’s hotlines.