JUST IN: #EndSARS Protesters Killed Policeman, Stole AK-47 Rifle – Police Allege
The Inspector-General of Police (IGP), Mohammed Adamu, has accused youths protesting police brutality in Ughelli, Delta State of attacking and killing a policeman, Corporal Etaga Stanley.
The police further said another policeman Sergeant Patrick Okuone sustained serious gunshot injury in the attack by the EndSARS protesters.
Force Public Relations Officer (FPRO), Frank Mba disclosed this in a statement on Friday, saying that the incident occurred on Thursday.
The IGP said that the “unprovoked and violent attack on policemen” by the EndSARS protesters caused damage to police operational vehicles and other assets
According to the statement, the deceased policeman, who was attached to ‘A’ Division, Ughelli, Delta State was “attacked and brutally murdered by the protesters”.
“The protesters also carted away one (1) service AK47 rifle with breach no 56-2609008 and 25 rounds of live ammunition that was with the deceased at the time of the incident.
“The IGP, who described the incident as cruel and unwarranted, has warned that the Force will no longer tolerate any attack on its personnel or any member of the law enforcement community by any individual or group protesting under any guise.
“The IGP notes that protest by citizens remain a legitimate means for airing their concerns and views. It must however be carried out with all sense of responsibility and within the confines of the law.
“The IGP, while condoling the family and friends of the late Corporal Etaga Stanley who paid the supreme price in the service of our dear nation, equally commended the officers of the Delta State Police Command for exercising restraint in the face of the immoral and unjustified provocation,” the statement read in part.
Meanwhile, the IGP has directed the Commissioner of Police, Delta State to carry out a discrete investigation into the unfortunate incident, root-out the perpetrators and bring the killer protesters to book.
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