A trigger-happy police Inspector has been arrested by the Enugu State Police Command on Sunday for allegedly killing five persons and critically injuring four others.
According to reports, the police inspector, who was attached to Special Protection Unit Base 9, Umuahia, Abia State, started shooting residents at a lotto office on Sunday morning.
The spokesman for the Enugu State Police Command, Daniel Ndukwe, disclosed this in a statement on Sunday.
The statement read in part: “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.”
The spokesman further stated that the commissioner urged residents and friends of the deceased persons to remain calm and cooperate with the command in the ongoing investigation.