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Police Arrest Officer Over Death Of Passenger

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Men of Nigerian police, Edo state Command says it has arrested one of its personnel who killed a passenger in Benin on Friday while trying to arrest a murder suspect.

Kontongs Bello, Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO) of the command, disclosed this in a statement he issued in Benin on Saturday.

Mr Bello explained that the officer, who is of the anti-kidnap and cybercrime unit of the command, was trying to make a murder arrest when he fired a shot to restrain the fleeing suspect.

He said that the shot unfortunately hit the thigh of one of the passengers in a moving vehicle, who was rushed to the Edo Specialist Hospital, where he later died.

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“The bullet, unfortunately, hit one of the occupants of a moving vehicle identified as Moses Adam. He was rushed to the Edo Specialist Hospital, where he gave up the ghost. The erring officer will go through administrative trial that will determine his culpability”, the statement said.

The PPRO noted that the Commissioner of Police, Philip Agbadu, was saddened by the incident and condoled with the deceased family.

He added that Mr Agbadu directed the Deputy Commissioner of Police in charge of Criminal Investigation to carry out a discreet investigation to ascertain the circumstances surrounding the incident.

Police Arrest Officer Over Death Of Passenger

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According to him, Mr Agbadu assures the public that he will not hesitate to deal with any erring and overzealous officer who acts unprofessionally in the course of his duty.

He urged the family of the victim and the public to remain calm to allow for a comprehensive investigation.

Mr Bello, however, disclosed that the murder suspect has been arrested in connection with the death of one Bright Orikose last December.

He disclosed that the suspect was arrested following a tip-off from the public.

Police Arrest Officer Over Death Of Passenger

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