In News by Oluwaseun Samuel on the 10th, September, 2020

Large Protest Erupts In Aba As NSCDC Officer Kills Man

Huge Protest Erupts In Aba As NSCDC Officer Kills Man

In line with a report by Solar Information, a whole lot of youths yesterday protested the alleged killing of their kinsman, Onyedikachi Nwaogu, in his compound at Umuokpo group in Obingwa Native Authorities Space of Abia State by Inspector Robinson Otobong Abel, an official of the Nigeria Safety and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC).

The protesters comprising youths from the realm and different sympathizers marched with the physique from Umuokpo to Aba metropolis the place they have been confronted by a number of patrol groups of troopers and policeman.

Efforts of the transition committee chairman of Obingwa Council, Chief Kingsley Nnaji, did not sway the youths, who defied the safety brokers sporadic gunshots to parade the physique at some media homes in Aba.

It was gathered that the NSCDC official connected to the Akwa Ibom State command was accompanying some white males to Akwa Ibom State when he shot Nwaogu because the Hilux van through which they have been travelling tried to go via his (Nwaogu’s) compound as a result of dilapidated state of the Aba- Ikot Ekpene freeway within the space.

The deceased was stated to have insisted that the Hilux van ought to comply with the Aba- Ikot Ekpene Freeway as his father’s compound was not the freeway. Residents of the group informed journalists that the alleged killer, after barking on the deceased to make approach, pulled out his gun and shot him on the legs and on his abdomen.

After the capturing, the official reportedly threw Nwogu’s physique into the again of the Hilux jeep and sped off in direction of the state’s border with Akwa Ibom State.

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Nonetheless, safety males on the border have been stated to have arrested the NSCDC personnel and others with him whereas the youths set ablaze the van.

Eze-elect of the group, Chief Micah Ohajuru, urged the Federal Authorities to urgently rehabilitate the Aba-Ikot Ekpene Freeway to avoid wasting lives, stressing that the incident would have been averted if the highway was in good situation.

The officer is alleged to have been detained on the Umuobiakwa Police Division, whereas the physique of the deceased was deposited on the mortuary of Christian Hospital, Nlagu in Obingwa LGA.

Abia State Commissioner of Police, Janet Agbede, couldn’t be reached for her response, however a senior police officer within the state confirmed the incident and the arrest of the suspect.

In the meantime, the Abia State authorities has known as for calm within the space and counseled all the safety businesses that ensured the arrest of the suspect.

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