The Police Command in Enugu State has confirmed five persons dead after a police cop attached to a company went berserk and attacked a compound within a neighbourhood in Enugu metropolis.
The police also said four persons sustained serious injury as a result of the attack that happened SDunday at about 9:30am in Golf Estate, GRA of Enugu.
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The Commissioner of Police, Mohammed Aliyu, confirmed the incident in a statement issued on his behalf by the command’s Police Public Relations Officer, ASP Daniel Ndukwe, in Enugu.
Aliyu said the police 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 dommissioner 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 CP directed the swift conclusion of the investigation of the incident to aid further necessary actions by the police authorities. (NAN)