Imo State Police Command says it has arrested and detained the three policemen linked with the gruesome murder of a citizen, Oguzie Nmezi.
According to a press statement signed by the Police Public Relations Officer, PPRO, Mr Orlando Ikeokwu, the Commissioner of Police, CP, Mr Isaac Akinmoyede, has also condemned the killing of the Citizen.
“The Imo State Police Command has condemned the killing of one Jude Oguzie, by operatives attached to the Command, on Saturday, December 5, 2020, along the Njaba-Owerri road”, Ikeokwu said.
While saying that the CP “wondered why the officers refused to adhere to rules guiding the use of firearms”, the PPRO equally disclosed that he has therefore ordered investigation into the matter, with a view to unravel the cause of the incident.
Part of the press statement read: “The officers involved have, however, been identified, arrested and are presently in custody.
“The CP, while sympathising with the family of the deceased, urged them to remain calm, as the Command will do everything possible to ensure that justice is done.
“The Command regrets the killing of the deceased under any guise, especially now that the force is doing everything within its powers to put an end to incidents of brutality and incivility to members of the public.”