The Nigeria Police Force has dismissed an officer serving with the Kogi state police command, Sgt Akpa James, over alleged killing.
James before his dismissal was formerly attached to the Special Protection Unit (SPU), Zone 8, Lokoja.
The Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), Kogi state command, ASP William Aya, on Sunday, alleged that the deceased was killed during an argument with the security men in Ajaokuta Steel Company.
He was said to have been ordered to make a U turn to the direction of the road where he was coming from as that is the only accessible road to Ajaokuta Steel Company Limited (ASCL).
Aya said “The victim insisted and went to an extent of attempting disarming the Sergeant and was fatally injured in the process and while rushed to ASCL Hospital Ajaokuta for medical treatment, he gave up the ghost.”
The Sergeant has been arrested, detained, tried in orderly room, dismissed from the Force and will be charged to Court for prosecution at the end of the proceedings.”
The PPRO also debunked media report that the deceased was the younger brother to the Executive Governor of Kogi State.
He said, “The attention of Kogi state command has been drawn to the baseless and unfounded reports from some sections of the media on the case of alleged culpable homicide committed by one Sgt Akpa James.
“The command wishes to state categorically clear that, the Sergeant is attached to Special Protection Unit (SPU), Zone 8, Lokoja and not Police Mobile Force (PMF) as reported.
“Furthermore, the report reads that the deceased one Ohimi Ojima is a younger brother to the Executive Governor of Kogi State which is also false in its entirety. The victim hailed from Ibaji Local Government of Kogi State.
“The command urged members of the public to always confirm the true nature of incidents before sending such to social media or any other platform, so as not to mislead the good people of the State.”
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