Police officer kills man who returned to Nigeria for his wedding
The families of a young Nigerian, Friday Eto Nduka, who is based in Malaysia, but just returned to Nigeria, has been thrown into mourning after he was allegedly shot dead by a police inspector, in Owerri, Imo State capital.
Nduka was said to have returned home to celebrate this Christmas and for his wedding programme.
He was allegedly shot dead by police along Owerri Road in front of his fiancee and brother by a police inspector identified as Mike Edem, who was attached to a gas station following an argument.
Nduka was supposed to get married today, December 27th but his life was cut short and shot dead on December 22.
The incident happened at the premises of a Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) Mega Station located at the Control Post junction in Owerri.
The police inspector, who is now at large, was said to be on duty at the station when Nduka got into in a serious argument with one of the pump attendants over his missing iPhone 7. The argument reportedly degenerated into a fight and Nduka, inflicted injuries on the attendant.
According to an eyewitness, the manager of the station, Mrs Ruth Enemmuo, who is now in police detention, intervened.
He said immediately Nduka entered into his car, the police inspector fired, killing him instantly.
“The manager later went to the police station to report the killing, but was detained immediately,” the witness said.
The manager of the station, speaking from the police cell, said all the station’s attendants, including the one that had an altercation with the deceased, were on the run.
Confirming the incident, the state Police Public Relations Officer, PPRO, Andrew Enwerem, said the Inspector-General of Police had mandated the Commissioner of Police, Taiwo Lakanu, to apprehend the fleeing inspector.
He described the inspector as unruly, adding that the body of the deceased, who hailed from the Oguta Local Government Area of the state, has been deposited at a morgue.