A duty bound police officer attached to the Anti-kidnaping And Cyber Crime Unit of the Edo State Command, would have to face administrative trial following his alleged shooting in error of a Passer-by who later died on treatment table.

The unfortunate incident was said to have happened at popular First East Circular Road By St. Joseph, Benin City, when police operatives from the anti-kidnaping and cyber CRIME unit of the command sited and advanced towards a suspect, Ebuka Nwaechie, who was involved in the alleged murder of Bright Orikose On December 24, 2020, and had been on his heels.

In a statement released and authorized by the State Police Command Image maker, SP KONTONGS Bello, admitted that, the Officer who carried out the unprofessional conduct has been arrested having been identified as a member of the team in the infamous operations.

Bello said, a provisional trial have been mandated by the State Commissioner of Police, Philip Ogbadu to determine his culpability.

The Victim, identified as Moses Adams, according to the statement released, was one of the Occupants in the Moving vehicle the stray bullets penetrated that caused him bodily injury.

The statement further stated that, the victim, Moses, was rushed to the specialist hospital Benin in attempt to save his life, where he was later confirmed dead.

According to Bello, “The Commissioner Of Police Edo State Command, Philip Aliyu Ogbadu saddened by the incident condoled with the family of the victim and therefore, dispassionately directed the Deputy Commissioner of Police In-charge Of Criminal investigation department to carry out discreet investigations to ascertain the circumstance surrounding the incident”.

He further sought the cooperation of both the family of the victim and the public to remain calm to allow for a comprehensive investigation.

COMPOL Ogbadu, has, however, reassured the Public of his desire to deal decisively with any erring or over zealous police officer who act unprofessionally while carrying out their traditional duties.

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