MEET FRANK OSHANUGOR
By Frank Oshanugor
Every day is for the thief while one day is for the owner of the house, seems to best explain the fate of Police Inspector Ebri Ubi who allegedly shot Mr. Onyeka Ibe on Wednesday for refusal to be extorted along Ugbolu-Illah.
Reacting to this ugly incident, the Commissioner of Police Delta State CP Muhammed Ali while expressing heartfelt condolences to the family of late Mr. Onyeka vowed not to leave any stone unturned in investigating the incident and ensuring that justice is served.
The incident was said to have occurred while on Stop and Search duty by some policemen along Ugbolu-Illah Road, Oshimili North LGA, Delta State. It was gathered that the Inspector resorted to shooting Onyeka for refusal to part with N100.
In a statement on Wednesday evening by the spokesman of Delta State Police Command, DSP Edafe Bright, the Commissioner of Police on receipt of the sad news immediately ordered the arrest and detention of the errant police officer and directed his transfer to the State Criminal Investigation Department, Asaba where he has further ordered for a thorough and speedy investigation.
The CP noted that for the Force, being a disciplined organization, will not condone such cruel action by any member of the Force assuring that the offending Officer will be subjected to internal disciplinary measures, including criminal prosecution.
He has therefore appealed to members of the public to remain calm and law abiding, assuring them that justice will not just be done but will be seen to have been done.
Meanwhile, the following dedicated phone lines have been made available to the public to reach the command, as a quick response contact for any complaint or distress situation.
0915 557 0008
0915 557 0007
Command control room via 0803 668 4974