ENUGU —The Assistant Inspector-General of Police in-charge of Zone 13, Ukpo-Dunukofia in Anambra State, AIG Muri Umar Musa has approved the recommended punishment of dismissal from Nigeria Police Force and prosecution of Inspector Edem Ebong for the offence of murder.
Inspector Edem Ebong, a Police Inspector attached to Special Protection Unit (SPU) Base 9 Umuahia on the 20th of June, 2021 opened fire for no justifiable reason on innocent citizens at Golf Estate in Enugu state killing five persons as well as injuring four others.
A press statement released on Friday AZ:5052/ENS/PRD/VOL.1/134, signed by the Enugu State Command Public Relations Officer, ASP Daniel Ndukwe, states the Command’s decision after disciplinary trial of the erring officer and investigations to dismiss him from the Force.
“The Enugu State Police Command wishes to inform the general public that the Assistant Inspector-General of Police in-charge of Zone 13, Ukpo-Dunukofia Anambra State, AIG Muri Umar Musa, LLB, BL, has approved the recommended punishment of dismissal from the Nigeria Police Force and prosecution of Inspector Edem Ebong, hitherto attached to Special Protection Unit (SPU) Base 9 Umuahia, for the offence of murder.”
It further stated, “The Commissioner of Police, CP Abubakar Lawal while appreciating the general public, particularly residents of the State, for the level of patience and understanding shown while the disciplinary trial and investigation into the case lasted, has reiterated commitment to always deal decisively with Police Officers of the Command, found culpable in disciplinary offences against extant codes of conduct, rules of engagement and standard operating procedures of the Nigeria Police Force, especially as it concerns respect for fundamental human rights of citizens”.
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