A Police Inspector attached to the member representing Isiala Ngwa North State Constituency, in the Abia State House of Assembly, Hon. Ginger Onwusibe, identified as Ugwor Samuel, has been shot dead in Umuahia.
Pointblanknews.com gathered that the policeman was shot by his colleague, Inspector Atule Benedict, who is also attached to the lawmaker.
Eyewitnesses said a disagreement had ensued between the two policemen during which Inspector Atule shot his colleague.
The killer policeman was said to have resisted efforts by other policemen in the team to disarm him.
It was learnt that the killer policeman went berserk and threatened to kill more policemen. After resisting arrest, he was alleged to have escaped to unknown destination with his AK-47 rifle.
According to the eyewitnesses, “There was a disagreement between the two policemen, nobody knew the cause of the disagreement. Inspector Atule pulled his gun and shot his colleague. He threatened to shoot more policemen and resisted efforts to disarm him by other policemen in the team. And the Inspector died before he could get medical attention. The killer policeman also escaped arrest ,but we heard he later handed himself over to the police.”
The remains of the late policeman has been deposited at the Federal Medical Centre, FMC, Umuahia.
The suspect later handed himself over to State Criminal Investigation Department,(SCID), Umuahia, where he is currently detained.
Police Public Relations Officer, Abia State Command, Geoffrey Ogbonna, a Superintendent of Police, confirmed the incident and added that investigation has commenced ,even as the killer police is already in Police custody.
“The policemen are from Special Protection Unit (SPU), Base 15 Anambra State, but attached to Hon. Ginger Onwusibe. The erring policeman is in custody while the deceased is in the morgue. Case is under investigation by State CID Umuahia.”