Police in Anambra says discovered dead body in police T-shirt not an officer
May 16, 2022
The Anambra State Police Command has denied social media reports that gunmen killed a police officer on Sunday, in Oko, Aguata Local Government Area (LGA).
The Police Pubic Relation Officer (PPRO), Anambra Police Command, DSP Tochukwu Ikenga, said in a statement, made available to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Awka, that the police recovered a lifeless body in a Nigeria Police Force (NPF) T-shirt along Oko expressway.
The Police PRO said that preliminary information showed that the yet-to-be identified body was not a member of the Nigeria Police Force.
He assured the public that the police had commenced investigation to unravel the identity of the deceased and perpetrators of the murder.
Ikenga promised to make the police findings public once any development is achieved.
A picture and story on social media of the dead body late Sunday evening showed the victim lying down along the road while road users scampered for safety as a result of gun shots.
Aguata LGA has come under a series of attacks after Anambra government declared war on gunmen terrorising the state. (NAN)