There Will Be No Cover Up On Killing Of Abiriba Businessman

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The Governor of Abia state, Dr. Alex Otti, has expressed sadness over the ugly incident that occurred last week at Aba, during which a Police Officer reportedly shot an Abia citizen, Mr. Emmanuel Okocha, of Amanta, Abiriba, in Ohafia local government area, and assured Abians, that there will be no cover-up in the matter.

This assurance was contained in a statement signed by Secretary to the State Government, Professor Kenneth Kalu, and made available to the media on Wednesday in Umuahia.

The Governor of Abia state has directed the Abia State Commissioner of Police, CP Kene Onwuemelie, to ensure that the Police officers involved in this unfortunate incident are duly investigated and anyone found culpable is made to face the full wrath of the law.

The statement said that preliminary information from the Abia State Police Command shows that one of the Police officers involved is already in custody and would be made to go through the disciplinary process of the Police Force, and if found culpable, the officer would be sanctioned appropriately and charged to court.

The Governor, while commiserating with the immediate family of the victim and the entire people of Abiriba and the Aba community at large, commends the communities for heeding the appeal not to go on protest or take laws into their hands in display of anger over the death of Mr. Emmanuel Okocha.

The State Government assured the family and the Abiriba and Aba communities that there would be no cover-up in this matter.

The State Government would like to reassure the citizens and residents of its commitment to protecting their lives and property at all times and encourage everyone to go about their lawful businesses without fear or hindrance.