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Published On: Thu, Aug 30th, 2018

Police begin manhunt for 4 officers who shot computer operator in Delta

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From Osakhare Erese Asaba

The Police Public Relations Officer, in Delta state, DSP Andrew Aniamaka has disclosed that the State Police Command has begun manhunt for four policemen who fired a shot at a computer operator, left him in his pool of blood and took to their heels.
Tension had mounted in Sapele town, Delta State in the early hours of Wednesday following the shooting of a 28 years old computer operator in the area by a trigger happy policeman identified as Chucks Owudi over the refusal of the victim to follow him to the station.
It was gathered that the victim, Precious Imade was driving in Toyota Camry along the new road area where he was allegedly hit by a truck driver, resulting in a shouting match.
Eye witness, Joseph Otori who spoke to our reporter said that, while the shouting match lasted, passersby moved in, and the issues were resolved, but the policeman including three of his colleagues who were invited to the scene, insisted Precious Imade should follow them to the police station; a situation he resisted, and was being forced into a waiting vehicle with police inscription.
It was further gathered that Precious Imade a native of Benin City, Edo State who had been doing computer works in Sapele in the last six years after graduating from one of the Polytechnics in the state, screamed for help, but the policeman in anger, threatened to shoot him, and in the process the said Chucks allegedly opened fire on him, leaving him in a pool of blood.
However, succor came on him when the policemen fled the scene after the gunshot by good Samaritans who immediately rushed him into a nearby hospital where he is at present, receiving treatment.
DSP Aniamaka who confirmed the incident, said the four policemen took to their heels adding that efforts were ongoing to bring them to book.
The Police spokesman who spoke to our reporter yesterday said: “the police are on the trail of the policemen who allegedly shot the computer operator, and investigation is ongoing, we will bring them to book”.
Meanwhile, unconfirmed sources said the victim was shot in his legs, and is at present, being treated in a private hospital”.

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