Police Officer detained for killing a Motorcyclist over face mask in Imo State!

The Imo State Police Command has confirmed that it has arrested and detained the Inspector who killed an a Motorcyclist i.e an Okadaman (name unknown) for allegedly not wearing a face mask.

The Incident, according to reports happened around the Orlu area of the State and the Police Spokesman in the State, Orlando Ikeokwu confirmed to a PUNCH News reporter that the Commissioner of Police has already ordered an investigation into the matter.

Ikeokwu said ;

“The attention of the command has been drawn to the shooting of a motorcyclist (name yet unknown) by a Police officer in Orlu metropolis, which resulted to the death of the cyclist and the matchetting of one Sergeant Awusu Henry, which has resulted to riots and civil unrest around the metropolis.”

“The Commissioner of Police, Imo State, CP Isaac Akinmoyede, has ordered a full-scale investigation into the matter, with a view to unravelling the circumstances surrounding the unfortunate incident. However, the officer responsible for the shooting has been arrested and taken into custody.”

“The Command while regretting and condemning this unethical and unprofessional infraction, wish to assure members of the public that justice will be done in this matter.

“The Command, therefore, urges all Imolites especially the people of Orlu and environs to remain calm as no stone will be left unturned in the quest to ensure that justice is done.”

Quote via PUNCH News

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