A Nigerian police officer on Monday allegedly killed a petrol station attendant along the New Umuahia road in Obingwa Local Government Area of Abia State.
It was gathered that the policeman, Stanley Azu, shot at the victim while chasing a vehicle that violated the Coronavirus lockdown order in the state.
According to a report by the Premium Times, Mr Azu is serving under Azumini Police Division in Ukwa East LGA of the state.
The bullet, it was gathered, hit Mr Chibuisi, who was on his duty at the filling station.
Mr Chibuisi was said to have been pronounced dead at Abia State Teaching Hospital where he was rushed to for urgent medical attention.
The Commissioner of Police in the state, Ene Okon, confirmed the incident.
He said the officer has been arrested, adding that the State Criminal Investigation Department, SCID, had taken over the matter.
“That police inspector was arrested immediately and detained,” he said. “As I’m talking to you, SCID has taken over the matter and are investigating the police inspector for murder.”
“We have our rules of engagement, we have our standard of operation and procedure and we have our own Force Order 237 as reviewed.
“That order has to do with when a police officer has to use his firearm and it’ll be justified,” Mr Okon said.