The Police Inspector who shot one Lucky (surname unknown) at Ekrerhavwe junction, Agbarho in Ughelli North Local Government Area of Delta State is now cooling off in detention.
The erring police officer allegedly carried out the shooting on Tuesday, December 5, 2023, while on stop-and-search duty at the junction.
In a statement late Friday, the spokesperson for the Delta State Police Command, DSP Bright Edafe, said the detention of the affected police officer followed an order by the Delta State Commissioner of Police, CP Wale Abass “on receipt of the sad news, immediately ordered the arrest and detention of the errant police officer”.
“He (CP) also directed that the officer be immediately transferred to the State Criminal Investigation Department, Asaba for a thorough and speedy investigation.
“CP Wale Abass commiserates the injured victim, wishing him a speedy recovery.
“He also noted that 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, 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.”