Extrajudicial killings: Delta Police directs the murdering officer to be detained and prosecuted

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Police Inspector Ebri Ubi, who is accused of shooting Mr. Onyeka Ibe on Wednesday for refusing to be forced into paying extortion along Ugbolu-Illah, has been placed under arrest and would be prosecuted, according to Delta State Command Police Chief Muhammad Ali.

In addition to offering his sincere sympathies to the late Mr. Onyeka’s family, CP Ali committed to investigate the issue thoroughly and see that justice was done.

According to some police officers, the incident happened while they were performing Stop and Search operations along Ugbolu-Illah Road in the Oshimili North LGA of Delta State.
According to reports, the Inspector shot Onyeka after the latter refused to give him N100.

According to a statement released on Wednesday night by DSP Edafe Bright, the spokesman for the Delta State Police Command, the Commissioner of Police immediately ordered the arrest and detention of the errant police officer and directed that he be transferred to the State Criminal Investigation Department in Asaba, where he further ordered for a thorough and prompt investigation.

The CP stated that the Force, as a disciplined organization, would not tolerate such callous behavior on the part of any member of the Force, guaranteeing that the offending Officer would face internal disciplinary actions, including criminal prosecution.

Hence, he has urged the populace to maintain peace and abide with the law, telling them that justice will not only be served but also be seen to have been served.

As a quick response contact for any complaint or emergency situation, the public can call the command through the following dedicated phone numbers in the interim.

0915 557 0008

0915 557 0007

Call the command center at 0803 668 4974.

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