Imo State Police Boss, CP Isaac Akinmoyede
has said that the officer who allegedly shot and killed an okada rider in Orlu LGA, Imo State has been arrested and detained.
The revelation was made by the Imo Police Public Relations Officer, SP ikeokwu Orlando Godson who said the command will leave no stone unturned to see that justice is served.
Viral videos over the internet showed lifeless body of the victim and youths gathering in the area as the shooting sparked up an unrest at Banana Junction Orlu, Imo State.
A police statement says they have ordered full investigation into the matter and call on people of the area to stay calm.
The statement reads.
The attention of the command has been drawn to the shooting of a motorcyclist (name yet unknown) by a Police officer in Orlu metropolis, which resulted to the death of the cyclist and the matchetting of one Sgt Awusu Henry, which has resulted to riots and civil unrest around the metropolis.
The Commissioner of Police, Imo state, CP Isaac Akinmoyede has ordered full scale investigation into the matter, with a view to unraveling the circumstances surrounding the unfortunate incident. However the officer responsible for the shooting has been arrested and taken into custody.
The Command while regretting and condemning this unethical and unprofessional infraction, wish to assure members of the public that justice will be done in this matter.
The Command therefore urge all Imolites especially the people of Orlu and environs to remain calm as no stone will be left unturned in the quest to ensure that justice is done.
SP IKEOKWU GODSON ORLANDO POLICE PUBLIC RELATIONS OFFICER FOR:THE COMMISSIONER OF POLICE IMO STATE POLICE COMMAND
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