June 13, 2024

Police dismiss, vow to prosecute corporal for killing Aba biz man

Police dismiss, vow to prosecute corporal for killing Aba biz man

By Steve Oko

The Nigerian Police has dismissed one Corporal Obaji Njok, attacked to the Abia State Command for firing at, and killing an Aba-based business man, Mr Emmanuel Okocha.

The late Okocha was shot by the dismissed cop at a checkpoint in Aba on April 20, 2024, for allegedly refusing to part with some money.

A statement by the Police Public Relations Officer, PPRO, in charge of Abia State, Moureen Chinaka, said that the killer cop had been found guilty by the Nigeria Police Force during orderly room trial.

The statement, again, condemned the professional misconduct of the dismissed Corporal, adding that he will be prosecuted to face the consequences of his action.

The statement read:”I refer to the Command’s press release on 20/04/2024 concerning the unfortunate incident resulting in the death of Mr. Emmanuel Okocha.

“Disciplinary actions have been concluded by the Abia state police Command. Relevant stake holders including the family of the deceased were carried along at every step of the process.

“Police Corporal Obagi Njok ( as he then was) was found guilty of discreditable conduct to with misuse of firearm and has therefore been dismissed from the Nigeria Police Force. Investigation into the criminal aspects of his conduct has also been concluded and the matter has therefore been handed over to the office of the Attorney General and Commissioner for Justice Abia state on 24/05/2024 for prosecution in court.

“The Abia State Police Command remains steadfast in upholding professionalism and the rule of law. We unequivocally condemn any act of misconduct, unprofessionalism, and indiscipline among our officers.”