Corporal arrested for killing Abia businessman


The Abia State Police Command has arrested a police corporal, Obagi Njok, for shooting an Abia-born businessman identified as Emmanuel Okocha dead.

Okocha was shot by the policeman in Aba, the commercial hub of the state, on Wednesday (April 17, 2024), for allegedly refusing to give him (Njok) money at a checkpoint.


A statement by the Police Public Relations Officer, ASP Maureen Chinaka, on Saturday revealed that Njok was attached to the Abayi Police Division before the incident happened.


While describing the incident as regrettable, the command said the corporal was apprehended, and necessary disciplinary procedures had been initiated.

It added, “Appropriate disciplinary actions and sanctions will be effected soonest, and he will face the full course of appropriate administrative and legal consequences. In this regard, representatives of the bereaved family and stakeholders will be carried along as the proceedings progress.

“The Abia State Police Command states without prevarication that the incident is unfortunate, and regrettable.”

The command uses this medium to publicly commiserate with the family, friends, and well-wishers of the deceased. We unequivocally condemn any act of misconduct, unprofessionalism, and indiscipline among our officers.”

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