A trigger happy policeman on Sunday, September 17 shot dead a man simply identified as Mike and injured one Onome Eko popularly known as Chairman at a child’s dedication reception which held at number 15, Ejewor Street by Polokor Market area in Okumagba Layout, Warri Delta State..
The incident, DAILY POST gathered, forced the Disc Jokey, DJ Mike of the event to pack up and close up for the day.
The deceased was shot close to his heart while Onome Eko was shot in his left hand by the policeman who shot sporadically into the air while the celebrant was being spread with Naira notes by some boys who were said be from Ghana A.K.A, Ghana Burgers.
The deceased was immediately rushed to First rank Hospital within the area where the Divisional Police Officer,”B” Division in Warri, CSP Anieteh Eyoh and other Senior Officers dashed to see him before he was transferred to Syracuse Hospital. H later e gave up the ghost three hours after losing so much blood.
DAILY POST reports that the injured victim is currently receiving treatments at the Capital Hill Clinic/Hospital Airport road Branch in Warri.
Onome Eko’s girlfriend who refused to disclose her name told DAILY POST that he cannot speak with her guy on Monday, September 18 at the hospital.
Chief Celebrant was absent from home at the time DAILY POST visited the venue of the reception at Polokor market area.
However, a close source who craved anonymity stated that he (celebrant) has been arrested by the “B” Division in Warri.
There were stains of blood at the scene of the incident which forced occupants of the compound to abandon their homes.
Contacted, the Delta State Acting Police Public Relations Officer, DSP Andrew Aniamaka, confirmed the report, noting that the policeman is under investigation and he is being tried for professional misconduct.
“The Policeman in question is undergoing investigation. We do not condone such nonsense. He is being tried for professional misconduct and if found guilty, he will face the law.”