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Police parade four for allegedly killing officer in Abia State


By Sunny Nwankwo, Umuahia

Abia Police Command on Friday, paraded four persons alleged to have been involved in the killing of a policeman and injuring of other colleagues in Okagwe, Ohafia Local Government Area of the state.  by a group of heavily armed gunmen.

The command said it’s intensifying efforts to recover the three AK47 rifles carted away by the gunmen during the attack.

The hoodlums said to be numbering about 30, at about 1.30pm on the fateful day attacked five mobile policemen at a checkpoint in Okagwe Ohafia.

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During the attack, a police Inspector, identified as Princewill Divine, was reportedly killed while a colleague’s wrist was cut off.

Another policeman was also said to have sustained varying degrees of injuries and has since been hospitalized.

The State Commissioner of Police, CP Janet Agbede, said the arrested suspects were helping police in investigation and promised that the command would ensure further arrests and recovery of police firearms.

The CP also  informed that the killer Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC)officer, Robinson Otobong Abel, was in police custody.

While assuring her command will thoroughly investigate the killing of one Onyedikachi Nwogu by Abel, she appealed to residents to avoid acts capable of causing breach of the peace.

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