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An unidentified man and his girlfriend were have been allegedly shot by policemen at a checkpoint in Enugu.
A video of the incident which was obtained by The Eastern Updates where policemen were seen carrying the man into a vehicle has now gone viral on social media.
It was gathered that the incident happened last Wednesday, at the Monkey Roundabout, close to the EFCC office Enugu.
In a statement, the Police Spokesman in Enugu, Daniel Ndukwe, confirmed that the Commissioner of Police in the state, Abubakar Lawal, has ordered an investigation into the incident.
‘It has been drawn to a viral video alleging that the police shot a young man and his GF (which is supposed to mean girlfriend) dead, at the Monkey Roundabout, close to EFCC Office’, Enugu; and, hereby, wishes to set the record straight as follows:
‘That on 21/07/2022, at about 2pm, a team of police operatives serving in No. 3 PMF Enugu, while on routine stop and search duty at EFCC Roundabout, Independence Layout, flagged down the driver of a Lexus Saloon car.
‘The driver, rather than stop, recklessly zoomed off, knocking down one of the operatives and pulled him along to a distance of about four poles, before he was forced to stop by the other members of the team, who immediately went after him.
‘And, in the bid to restrain the driver from further escape, one of the operatives fired a knee level shot, which got him in the thigh. The policeman, Inspector Aneka Ndayi, who sustained severe bodily injuries, and the said driver, one Ogwuike Christian, were both moved to the hospital and are responding to treatment and in stable conditions.
‘The Commissioner of Police, Abubakar Lawal, has ordered the Deputy Commissioner of Police in-charge of the State CID, to thoroughly investigate the incident and come up with actionable findings.
‘The CP has also urged residents of the State, particularly motorists, to always cooperate with police officers legitimately performing road duties, to avoid occurrence of this nature. Further developments will be communicated.’