Imo Inspector Kills Sergeant, Injures Four Others
An Inspector of Police, simply identified as Okebata, has allegedly shot dead a police sergeant identified as Iseke Korodama.
The incident, which happened on Wednesday midnight, had caused panic within the state’s police command.
Punch correspondent gathered on Friday that the incident, which took place at Agwa- Ejemekwuru Road in the Oguta Local Government Area of the state, had three other police officers and their civilian driver injured.
Police sources told Punch correspondent that the inspector that allegedly shot his colleague is from the Ambassador Unit of the Police Tactical Unit at the command headquarters but was on duty in Egbema.
“The victims are the operatives from the Surveillance team of the command headquarters. The attacking team is from the Ambassador Unit,” a source said.
Punch correspondent gathered that the victims were riding in an unmarked vehicle when attacked.
Another source said, “It was an operational error. The offensive team mistook them to be criminals who were on their way to attack Ogboaku police station.”
Others injured were Inspector Saviour Isong, Inspector Samuel Chukwuekezi, Sergeant Okija Darlington, and the driver, Emmanuel Onyemana.
The driver, conveying the team in a minibus before the attack, is still in critical condition.