The Delta State Police Command has confirmed the arrest of a police inspector named Ebri Ubi over the alleged killing of a trader in Asaba, Mr Onyeka Ibe.
This comes after angry youths stormed the state police command headquarter with the corpse of the deceased, whom they claimed was shot dead by the policeman over “N100 bribe”.
The youths blocked a major road in Asaba before carrying the young man’s corpse to the Asaba police headquarters to protest the alleged killing.
Confirming the arrest of the trigger-happy inspector, the spokesperson of the command, DSP Bright Edafe, said he allegedly shot and killed Mr. Ibe while on stop and search duty along Ugbolu-Illah Road in Oshimili North LGA of the state on Wednesday, April 5.
Read his full statement below,
“The Commissioner of Police Delta State CP Ari Muhammed Ali FCIA, psc+, has expressed heartfelt condolences to the family of late Mr. Onyeka Ibe, who was reportedly shot dead on the 5/4/2023 at about 0930 hours by an Inspector of Police, one Inspr. Ebri Ubi, while on Stop and Search duty along Ugbolu-Illah Road, Oshimili North LGA, Delta State,” the statement read.
“The Commissioner of Police on receipt of the sad news immediately ordered the arrest and detention of the errant police officer and directed that his transfer to the State Criminal Investigation Department, Asaba where he has further ordered for a thorough and speedy investigation.
“The CP noted that for the Force, being a disciplined organization, will not condone such cruel action by any member of the Force assuring that the offending Officer will be subjected to internal disciplinary measures, including criminal prosecution.
“He therefore appealed to members of the public to remain calm and law abiding, assuring them justice will not just be done but will be seen to have been done.
“The following dedicated phone lines are available to the public to reach the command, as a quick response contact for any complaint or distress situation.
0915 557 0008 0915 557 0007 Command control room via 0803 668 4974.”