Insecurity: Police Inspector Murdered in Abia__Nigeria Weekly Recap

Nigeria Police

By Charles Nwoke, Umuahia, Nigeria

Post created September 21, weekly update

September 24, 2020

Image courtesy of local Nigeria news services, fair use

Not later than one week after a police Inspector and four of his co-workers were killed at Okagwe Ohafia, in Ohafia Local Government Area of Abia State, another police Inspector was gruesomely exterminated at Uratta in Osisioma Ngwa Local Government Area of the state during the weekend.

The officer simply identified as Inspector Emma was said to have been transferred from Umuahia to Aba about two months ago and posted to Uratta police station.

A source told newsmen that the slain policeman was going to work last Friday around 8pm when he saw a man riding a motorcycle. He was alleged to have stopped and impounded the machine for undisclosed reasons.

The source said the police inspector was riding on the motorcycle to his office, Uratta police station, when on approaching Uratta Road by Chief Obi Street, he was attacked by three armed men.

The gangbangers were said to have given the policeman machete cuts all over his body, ripping his skull open in the process.

When they were done sniffing off life from him, the men of the underworld, were reported to have escaped with the police inspector’s AK 47 rifle.

It was gathered that one of the assailants ran out of luck, when some local vigilante group arrested and later handed him over to the police because they noticed some blood stains on his body as he was going home after killing the police officer.

When interrogating the suspect, he admitted being involved in the officer’s killing, and he is helping police in tracking the remaining fleeing gangsters. 

Police corps from command headquarters Umuahia were said to have raided a popular brothel within Uratta axis of the commercial city early hours of September 20 in search of the fleeing hoodlums, but no arrests were said to have been made.

The command PPRO, Geoffrey Ogbonna, when contacted, denied awareness of the incident, as he had not been briefed.