Enugu State Police Command has reacted to the alleged shooting of a man and his girlfriend at Monkey Roundabout in the state.
In a statement made available to journalists in Enugu on Sunday by the police public relations officer of the state command, DSP Daniel Ndukwe said the police commissioner has ordered an investigation into the alleged shooting.
The statement reads “ The attention of Enugu State Police Command has been drawn to a viral video alleging that “the Police shot a young man and his girlfriend dead, at Monkey Roundabout, close to EFCC Office”, Enugu; and hereby wishes to set the record straight
“On 21/07/2022 at about 2. pm, a team of Police Operatives serving in No. 3 PMF Enugu, while on routine stop and search duty at EFCC Roundabout, Independence Layout, flagged down the driver of a Lexus Saloon Car.
“The driver, rather than stop, recklessly zoomed off, knocking down one of the Operatives and pulling him along to a distance of about four poles, before he was forced to stop by the other members of the team, who immediately went after him. And in the bid to restrain the driver from further escape, one of the Operatives fired a knee-level shot, which got him in the thigh.
“The Policeman, Inspector Aneka Ndayi, who sustained severe bodily injuries; and the said driver, one Ogwuike Christian, were both moved to the hospital and are responding to treatment and in stable conditions.
“Meanwhile, the Commissioner of Police, *CP Abubakar Lawal, has ordered the Deputy Commissioner of Police in charge of the State CID, to thoroughly investigate the incident and come up with actionable findings,” he said
The statement thereby urges residents of the State, particularly motorists, to always cooperate with Police Officers legitimately performing road duties, to avoid the occurrence of this nature.