Legal Nigeria

Police detain officer over accidental discharge

The Police Command in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) has detained one of its officers over an accidental discharge that led to the death of one Oyebuchi Anene in Abuja.

The Police Public Relations Officer in the FCT, SP Josephine Adeh, said this in a statement on Friday in Abuja.

Adeh said the tragic and unprecedented incident happened in Byazhin area of Abuja on Wednesday at about 9:45pm.
She said the Commissioner of Police (CP) in charge of the FCT, Mr Benneth Igweh, had ordered an investigation into the incident.

Adeh said the CP has directed the Deputy Commissioner of Police in charge of the Criminal Investigation Department to commence an immediate and discreet investigation into the circumstances surrounding the death.
She said the CP expressed his profound and heartfelt condolences to the bereaved family and the public at large.

Adeh said the CP condemned the unprofessional and disheartening conduct of the police officer while he assured the family and the public of swift justice.

Source: NAN