June 25, 2024

Protest rocks Nsukka over killing of fun seeker by police officer


By Our Correspondent

A yet-to-be identified policeman attached to Nsukka Urban Police Division has allegedly killed a fun seeker simply identified as Amuche, along Echara Road in Nsukka Local Government Area of Enugu State.

The incident was said to have happened on Sunday night.

It was learned that a team of police men on mufti, went out for relaxation that night at a relaxation centre in area.

Accounts from eyewitnesses, said that a group of plainclothes policemen had gone out for   relaxation when the incident occurred.

According to the accounts, trouble reportedly started when one of the policemen went to dance with a woman, suspected to be a sex worker, in front of a bar.

In the process, the woman was said to have accused the policeman of fondling her breasts while they were dancing. The accusation led to an argument and altercation, prompting her to report it to the management of center.

“She alerted the management of the chalet and the manager had a heated argument with the policeman. In the process, they slapped each other. At that point, the manager went inside the charlet and mobilized some boys who work there.

“The manager then slapped the policeman when he returned with the boys. It was at that point that other policemen who were in company of the one dancing with the lady, joined intervened to rescue their embattled colleague.

” In the process one of them pulled an AK-47 riffle from their car and shot to disperse the crowd that gathered following the chaotic situation. A stray bullet then hit Amuche, who was playing snooker at a corner of the charlet at the time incident started. The victim was said to be already rushing to leave the venue when he was hit by the bullet.

“The policemen equally whisked away the manager of the charlet on the ground that he assaulted their colleague”, one the sources who pleaded for anonymity narrated.

The incident was said to have sparked a protest in the area as irate youths carried the corpse and protested to the Nsukka Police Division where they were asked to go and deposit the remains in the morgue.

Text and WhatsApp messages sent to spokesman of Enugu State police command, Daniel Ndukwe were to responded as at the time of filing the report.