Tension as Policeman kills 5 people in Golf Estate in Enugu

The police command in Enugu has confirmed five persons dead in Golf Estate after a police officer attached to a company went berserk and attacked a compound.

The police command in Enugu has confirmed five persons dead in Golf Estate after a police officer attached to a company went berserk and attacked a compound.

The police also disclosed that four persons were seriously wounded due to the attack that took place on Sunday at about 9:30 a.m. in Golf Estate GRA.

Commissioner of Police Mohammed Aliyu confirmed the incident in a statement issued on his behalf by the command’s spokesman, ASP Daniel Ndukwe.

Mr Aliyu explained that the police officer had been arrested and taken into custody pending the conclusion of an investigation.

“The state’s Commissioner of Police, Mohammed Aliyu, has ordered the deputy commissioner of police in charge of the State Criminal Investigation and Intelligence Department to carry out a thorough investigation to unravel the circumstances surrounding the shooting incident.

“The incident involved a police inspector attached to the Special Protection Unit (SPU) Base 9, Umuahia, Abia and said to be on duty at a lottery company located within the Golf Estate.

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“The commissioner, who made the order after visiting the hospital where four of the persons said to have sustained gunshot injuries are receiving treatment.

“Five others, whose injuries were critical, have been confirmed dead by doctors on duty and deposited in the mortuary for autopsy,’’ the police statement said.

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The police commissioner also directed the swift conclusion of the investigation of the incident to aid further necessary actions by the police authorities.

Meanwhile, Mr Aliyu sympathised with the victims’ families and urged them to remain calm and cooperate with the police in the ongoing investigation.

He called on witnesses at the scene of the incident to volunteer useful information that would aid the thorough and swift conclusion of the investigation.

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