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Fish Out Officers Involved In Bizman’s Death, Otti To police

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The Governor of Abia State, Alex Otti has expressed sadness at the unfortunate killing of an Abia citizen, Emmanuel Okocha, who is an indigene of Amanta, by a policeman last week.

Consequently, he has ordered the Abia State Commissioner of Police, Kene Onwuemelie, to ensure that the officers involved in the incident are duly investigated and anyone found culpable is made to face the full wrath of the law.

In a press release signed by Kazie Uko, Otti’s Chief Press Secretary which was made available to The Eastern Updates, he stated that preliminary information from the state police command showed that one of the officers involved is already in custody and would be made to go through the disciplinary process of the Force and would be charged to court if found culpable.

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The Abia Governor who consoled the family of the victim, also commended the Abiriba and Aba communities for heeding the appeal not to take the laws into their own hands through violent protest.

“The State Government wishes to assure the family and the Abiriba and Aba communities that there will be no cover-up in this matter,” the governor vowed.

In another report, the Abia State chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has expressed “deep sadness” over the killing of an Aba-based businessman by a trigger-happy police officer.

The victim was said to have been shot on April 17, 2024, at a police checkpoint in front of Abayi Girls Secondary School on Aba-Owerri Road, Aba.

An eye witness said Okocha was shot as he was about to enter his vehicle for refusing “to settle” even after his vehicle particulars had been checked and found to be in order.

In a statement issued by the state Vice-chairman/acting Publicity Secretary, Abraham Amah, the state PDP described the death of Okocha as “tragic and senseless.”

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