While the panel on police brutality set up by Imo State Government is still collecting petitions by Imo people over police brutality, another police brutality has taken place in Imo as police officers are now cooling off in the cell for allegedly killing an innocent man at Njaba last Saturday, December 5.
At the last sitting of the panel, a widow, Nancy Nwankwo petitioned the commission, asking for N100million naira compensation over the death of the husband, Late Kennedy Nwankwo allegedly killed by police.
Following the accidental killing of one Mr Jude Oguzie, along Owerri Njaba road, by some police officers attached to the state police command, on Saturday 5th of December 2020, the Imo state Commissioner of Police, Cp Isaac Akinmoyede has condemned in its totality the killing of one Jude Oguzie by operatives attached to the Command, along the Njaba/Owerri. This piece of information is contained in a press statement signed by the Cp Akinmoyede, and made available to newsmen through the command’s PPRO, Sp Ikeokwu Godson Orlando.
According to the report, The state Commissioner of Police, CP Isaac Akinmoyede, wondered why the officers refused to adhere to rules guiding the use of firearms., He, therefore, ordered an investigation into the matter, with a view to unravelling the cause of the incident, adding that, the officers involved have however been identified, arrested and are presently in custody.
The Imo police Boss, while sympathizing with the family of the deceased, urged them to remain calm, as the Command will do everything possible to ensure that justice is done.
Even as he made it clear that the Command regrets the killing of the deceased under any guise especially now that the force is doing everything within its powers to put an end to incidents of brutality and incivility to members of the public.