●Ugwuanyi Visits Hospital, Pays Bills For Victims
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A trigger happy police inspector whose identity was not revealed, who was said to be on duty at RC Lotto Company located in the Golf Estate Enugu metropolis on Sunday evening, reportedly went berserk, killing five people and leaving four others injured.
It was gathered the Police Inspector is attached to Special Protection Unit (SPU) Base 9, Umuahia, Abia State, started acting strange and started shooting sporadically.
Though it is not clear yet what his motive was, NEWSIE EVENTS gathered from sources around the area that the policeman was under a heavy influence of alcohol.
Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi of Enugu State who visited the victims at ESUT Teaching Hospital Parklane, Enugu, where they are receiving treatment, expressed shock over the dastardly act, describing it as a sad scenario.
The Governor, who was received at the hospital by the Commissioner of Police, Enugu State Command, CP Mohammed Ndatsu Aliyu and the Chief Medical Director, Dr. Hycienth Onah, in a statement by the State Commissioner for Information, Nnanyelugo Chidi Aroh,
announced that his administration will pay all the medical expenses and deposited some money with the hospital to ensure that all that is required to treat the patients will be provided.
Gov. Ugwuanyi equally charged the hospital management to ensure that victims receive adequate medical attention.
The Enugu State Command of the Nigeria Police Force had in a statement issued by its Public Relations Officer, ASP Daniel Ndukwe, disclosed that the Police officer was “said to be on duty at RC Lotto Company located in the Estate” and “has been arrested and taken into custody pending the conclusion of investigation”.
The statement confirmed that “four of the persons said to have sustained gunshot injuries are receiving treatment and five others whose injuries were critical, have been confirmed dead by doctors on duty and deposited in the mortuary for autopsy”.
It added that the CP has ordered the Deputy Commissioner of Police in charge of the State Criminal Investigation and Intelligence Department (State CIID), to carry out thorough investigation to unravel the circumstances surrounding the shooting incident.
The CP also called on eyewitnesses “to volunteer useful information to aid swift conclusion of the investigation and ensure justice prevails”.
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