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Bribery Dispute Costs Man’s Life; Officer Arrested

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The Abia State Police Command has apprehended one of its own officers who allegedly shot and killed a businessman in Aba for refusing to bribe them during a patrol stop.

Emmanuel Okocha, a businessman, met his untimely death on Friday after allegedly refusing to succumb to bribery demands from Rapid Response Squad operatives, despite having all necessary documents, including his vehicle papers and driver’s license, in order.

The Abiriba community in Ohafia Local Government Area is grieving the loss of one of its own, Emmanuel Okocha, who was allegedly killed by police operatives.

ASP Maureen Chinaka, the police spokesperson in Abia State, announced on Saturday that the officer allegedly responsible for the businessman’s death has been arrested and will face disciplinary action upon the completion of investigations.

She also identified the suspect as Corporal Obagi Njok, who is attached to the Abayi Police Division in the state.

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The statement added that the incident is regrettable and the Police authorities have commiserated with the victim’s family and his loved ones.

“The officer has been apprehended, and necessary disciplinary procedures have been initiated. Appropriate disciplinary actions and sanctions will be effected soonest, and he will face the full course of appropriate administrative and legal consequences,” Ms Chinaka stated.

“The Abia State Police Command states without prevarication that the incident is unfortunate, and regrettable.

“Abia State Police Command remains steadfast in upholding professionalism and the rule of law. We unequivocally condemn any act of misconduct, unprofessionalism, and indiscipline among our officers,” she added.

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