A policeman, Habila Samaila, who allegedly shot a 32-year-old man, Fred Ejovwokoghene-Igueride dead in Delta state has been dismissed. Samaila shot the guest during a burial ceremony at Emede in Isoko South Council Area of Delta on Saturday 19th August 2019.
Andre Aniamaka, the state’s police spokesman confirmed Samaila’s dismissal in a statement on Wednesday.
According to Aniamaka, “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 Ltd.
The statement further stated that “the deceased was reportedly shot by a mobile Policeman at Emede community and was rushed to General Hospital Olomoro where he was confirmed dead”, it added.
It further stressed that the state police in its avowed commitment to serve with integrity and be guided by the best democratic principles and practice at all times in the handling of the errant police officers in the state.
“Meanwhile, the Command expresses its heartfelt condolences to the family and friends of the deceased as it shares in their pains over the unfortunate loss of their loved one due to the careless handling of a weapon by the dismissed sergeant”, the statement added.
By Tony Nwanne