A police officer attached to a company in Enugu has reportedly killed not fewer than five persons and injured four others in a community in Enugu metropolis.
The Police command in Enugu confirmed the attack that took place on Sunday at about 9:00 am. in Golf Estate, GRA, Enugu.
The State’s Commissioner of Police, Mohammed Aliyu in a statement issued on his behalf by the command’s PRO, Daniel Ndukwe, confirmed that the incident happened and that the cop had been arrested and taken into custody pending the conclusion of investigation.
“The state’s Commissioner of Police, Mohammed Aliyu, has ordered the deputy commissioner of police in-charge of the State Criminal Investigation and Intelligence Department to carry out thorough investigation to unravel the circumstances surrounding the shooting incident.
“The incident involved a police inspector attached to the Special Protection Unit (SPU) Base 9, Umuahia, Abia and said to be on duty at a lottery company located within the Golf Estate.
The commissioner, who made the order after visiting the hospital where four of the persons said to have sustained gunshot injuries are receiving treatment.
“Five others, whose injuries were critical, have been confirmed dead by doctors on duty and deposited in the mortuary for autopsy,’’ he said.
The state police boss also directed the swift conclusion of the investigation of the incident to aid further necessary actions by the police authorities.