Corporal Kills Uduaghan’s Former ADC In Bauchi
A POLICE corporal in the Bauchi State Command has shot death the Commanding Officer of the Police Mobile Force (Mopol) 10, Bauchi, Mr. Chris Eza (a Superintendent of Police- SP), who was on a routine visit to a stop-and-search checkpoint along Ahmadu Bello Way in the metropolis.
Briefing newsmen on the incident, the command Public Relations Officer (PRO), Mr. Mohammed Haruna, told journalists Friday that Eze was shot on Thursday by the police corporal about 11.20pm (23:20hrs).
The officer, he said, was rushed to Ahmadu Bello University Teaching Hospital (ABUTH), Bauchi, where he was certified dead by a medical doctor and his body deposited at the Mortuary for postmortem examination.
Haruna added that the Commissioner of Police (CP), Mr. Mohammed K Mohammed, and top Police officers in the state have visited the scene.
The suspect, he explained, has been arrested and detained, while the CP has ordered for a full-scale investigation into the matter.
An online report quoted a Police source as disclosing that Eza, a former aide de camp to Delta State Governor Emmanuel Uduaghan, from Erowha in Isoko South Council of Delta State, was in mufti and going home from work around when he ran into the patrol team at the checkpoint and on noticing that one of the policemen was wearing a MOPOL khaki cargo pant, which is not allowed for those policemen directly in the MOPOL.
He was said to have stopped his vehicle to ascertain why the policeman was wearing MOPOL khaki when he was not a MOPOL member.
A source said when Eza stepped forward to disarm the policeman, the corporal cocked his gun and asked him to step back, the senior officer was said to have continued to approach him.
The corporal, who refused to surrender his weapon because he said he did not know who Eza was, opened fire, hitting the former ADC on the chest from close range.
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