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Governor Ugwuanyi Reacts As Drunk Police Officer Kills Five
Gov. Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi
Enugu state governor, Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi has condemned the deaths and injuries sustained by individuals caused by a trigger-happy police inspector in the state.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the state Police Command confirmed five persons dead and four critically injured in Sunday’s attack on residents.
The incident occurred when a police inspector attached to RC Lotto Company allegedly opened fire on some residents of Golf Estate, Enugu at about 9.30 a.m.
It was gathered the Police Inspector started shooting sporadically, leaving five persons dead and four persons with gunshot injuries.
It was not clear why the policeman was shooting but sources said he was drunk and started acting strange.
Enugu Governor, Ugwuanyi, who visited the injured victims at Enugu State University of Technology (ESUT) Teaching Hospital Parklane, Enugu expressed shock over the incident.
The Governor, who was received at the hospital by Enugu Commissioner of Police, Enugu State Command, Mohammed Ndatsu Aliyu and the Chief Medical Director, Prof. Hyacinth Onah, condoled with families of the deceased.
A statement by Commissioner for Information, Nnanyelugo Chidi Aroh, said Ugwuanyi announced his administration would pay all the medical expenses for the injured.