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An inspector of police, Mike Edem, who allegedly shot 28 year old Friday  Nduka dead ,at a Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation located at the control post Junction in Owerri, the Imo State capital, has been declared wanted by the state commissioner of police, Taiwo Lakanu.

The deceased was an indigene of Egbuoma community in the Oguta Local Government Area of Imo State.

Edem,  is now at large  after reportedly committing the murder , on December 22, at the NNPC Mega Station  after an argument between the dead and one of the pump attendants

The deceased who was murdered in the presence of his fiancée and in law just returned from Malaysia for his wedding on December 27, .
After allegedly shooting the man dead, the inspector took to his heels and had not returned since then. The manager of the NNPC station where the murder incident took place, Mrs. Ruth Enemmuo, who went to the police station to make report has been in detention since then.

Lakanu, who spoke to our correspondent on Tuesday through the command's public Relations Officer, DSP Andrew Enwerem , said that the manhunt to apprehend the fleeing Inspector had begun immediately .

He said that the inspector general of police, Ibrahim Idris, had mandated the state Commissioner of Police to make sure that the trigger-happy policeman was nabbed quickly.

The CP vowed that the command would Implore all means legally possible to make sure that the "killer inspector" was arrested and tried immediately.

According to Lakanu, Edem, can run but cannot hide, because all the machineries of the command had been set in motion to ensure his arrest.

He stated that bearing arm was not a license to waste Innocent lives, insisting that nobody would go free for unjustly killing people, including the on the run inspector.

Lakanu, said that the essence of the manhunt for Edem, was to make sure that he is prosecuted immediately in accordance with the laws of the land.

According to him, he had met with the family of the deceased wherein he commiserated with them and assured that justice would be dispensed on the matter as quickly as possible.
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