Sergeant Dismissed Over Alleged Murder


From Paul Osuyi, Asaba

For alleged murder and professional misconduct, a sergeant in the Nigerian Police Force, Habila Samaila, has been dismissed from the force.

In fact, Samaila’s ordeals have only just begun as he will soon be arraigned in court for professional misconduct and alleged murder of 32-year-old Ejovwokoghene Igueride.

Public Relations Officer of Delta State Police Command, DSP Andrew Aniamaka, made this known in a press release made available to newsman in Asaba yesterday.

Aniamaka stated that the 36-year-old former sergeant was dismissed on August 29, 2017 and will appear in court to face charges of murder and professional misconduct.

The command’s image maker recalled that on August 19, 2017, “at about 1910hrs, the deceased was reportedly shot by a mobile policeman at Emede community and was rushed to General Hospital, Olomoro, where he was confirmed dead.

“Investigation so far revealed that the shooting was done by former Sgt. Habila Samaila of 33 PMF Ado-Ekiti, who was on escort to the community with the director of Johnnesco (Nig.) Enterprises Limited.”

He stated that “in line with its avowed commitment to serve with integrity and be guided by the best democratic principles and practice at all times, no matter whose ox is gored,” the command dismissed Samaila.

“Meanwhile, the command expressed its heart-felt condolences to the family and friends of the deceased as it shares in their pains over the unfortunate loss of their son due to the careless handling of weapon by the dismissed sergeant,” Aniamaka added.

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