Ugwuanyi visits victims of trigger happy cop
ENUGU State Governor, Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi, has visited the victims shot by a trigger happy cop hospitalised at Enugu State University Teaching Hospital (Parklane) and paid all their dues.
The governor was received by the Commissioner of Police, Enugu State Command, CP Mohammed Ndatsu Aliyu and the Chief Medical Director, Prof. Hyacinth Onah, where he empathised with the victims, wishing them a quick recovery and also sympathised with the families of the deceased.
Gov. Ugwuanyi, said that his administration would see to all the medical bills and deposited some money with the hospital to ensure that adequate care is given to all those affected.
Recall that on Sunday at Golf Estate, GRA, Enugu, a Police Inspector attached to Special Protection Unit (SPU) Base 9, Umuahia, Abia State, started shooting sporadically, leaving five victims dead and four persons with gunshot injuries in Enugu.
Enugu State Police Command in a statement issued by its PRO, ASP Daniel Ndukwe, disclosed that the police officer was “said to be on duty at RC Lotto Company located in the Estate” and “has been arrested and taken into custody pending the conclusion of investigation”.
The statement confirmed that “four of the persons said to have sustained gunshot injuries are receiving treatment and five others whose injuries were critical, have been confirmed dead by doctors on duty and deposited in the mortuary for autopsy”.
The statement also added that the CP has ordered the Deputy Commissioner of Police in-charge of the State Criminal Investigation and Intelligence Department (SCIID), to carry out thorough investigation to unravel the circumstances surrounding the shooting incident while calling on eye witnesses “to volunteer useful information to aid swift conclusion of the investigation and ensure that justice prevails”.
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