NEWS: Court remand Police officers for killing 3 persons in Abia

  • Court remand Police officers for killing 3 persons in Abia

Three policemen have been ordered to be kept in custody till further notice by an Umuahia Chief Magistrates’ Court on Thursday, for the alleged killing of three persons in the capital of the state some time ago.

The alleged culprits ordered to be remanded by the court include; Inspector Nwitoka Nwinee, Sergeants Emeto Godwin and Chigozie Onina who were said to have unlawfully killed Joseph Oduluso, Odichi Sampson and Obinna Innocent at Ntigha Okpuala in Isiala Ngwa North Local Government Area of Abia State.

However, when the charge was read, the presiding judge on the case, Chief magistrate Ukpai declined jurisdiction to hear it and transferred the case file to the Attorney General of the state for necessary action.

Meanwhile, human rights and constitutional lawyer, Dr Anthony Agbazuere who is also counsel to the complainants, said he had petitioned the Inspector General of Police (IGP) over the gruesome murder of the deceased persons and the police boss directed the Abia state commissioner to investigate the case.

According to him, “Three policemen recklessly on the 5th of March, this year went to a village called Ntigha in Isiala Ngwa North Local Government Area, used the government rifle, AK 47 that they were given and killed three young men.

“The chiefs and village heads ran to me as a human rights lawyer. I confirmed it to be true, so I had to go to the Inspector General of Police in Abuja and reported and he swiftly directed the commissioner of police in Abia to take action.

“I want to commend the Inspector General of Police and the Abia State commissioner of police for not being partial because the people were police officers. If things would be done this way by every sector in Nigeria, I think it will be better,” Dr. Agbazuere said.