Delta State Police Commissioner, Ari Muhammed Ali has paraded the suspected Police Officer, Ebri Ubi who shot dead a road user and a businessman, Onyeka Ibe over ₦100 illegal collection.
Alleged killing of Onyeka Ibe by Inspector Ebri Ubi at a police checkpoint near Asaba, the Delta State capital on Wednesday morning led to massive protests by aggrieved youths who took the lifeless body across major streets in the state capital to the Police Headquarters until they were addressed and calmed by the assurances of the Commissioner of Police to bring the suspected killer police officer to book.
The Commissioner of Police, Ari Muhammed Ali in a statement signed by the Delta State Police Command Police Relations Officer, Bright Edafe and made available yesterday, said the road user and popular businessman, Onyeka Ibe was killed at about 9:30 a.m on Wednesday allegedly by Inspector Ebri Ubi during stop and search operation along Ugbolu-Illah road, Oshimili North Local Government Area of Delta State.
The Police statement reads in quote; “The Commissioner of Police Delta State, CP Ari Muhammed Ali, has expressed heartfelt condolences to the family of late Mr. Onyeka Ibe, who was reportedly shot dead on the 5 April 2023 at about 09:30 hours by an Inspector of Police, one Inspector Ebri Ubi, while on Stop and Search duty along Ugbolu-Illah Road, Oshimili North Local Government Area, Delta State.
“The Commissioner of Police on receipt of the sad news immediately ordered the arrest and detention of the errant police officer and directed his transfer to the State Criminal Investigation Department, Asaba where he has further ordered for a thorough and speedy investigation.
“The CP noted that, for the Force, being a disciplined organization, will not condone such cruel action by any member of the Force assuring that the offending Officer will be subjected to internal disciplinary measures, including criminal prosecution.
“He therefore appealed to members of the public to remain calm and law abiding, assuring them justice will not just be done but will be seen to have been done.
“The following dedicated phone lines are available to the public to reach the command, as a quick response contact for any complaint or distress situation.
0915 557 0008, 0915 557 0007, Command control room via 0803 668 4974″
The deceased, Onyeka Ibe was said to be inside the vehicle with his wife when he was shot dead by the policeman at the police checkpoint after alleged altercation with Inspector Ebri Ubi over ₦100 Bribe.
Friends and family members described late Onyeka Ibe as a businessman who deals on the sales of phones and we’ll known in the locality.