Wednesday, 7 August 2013

Manhunt- One Dies As Drunk Policeman Shot At Four People

Bloody civilization, thats what i call this, and unlawful discharge of duty..

Three people have been involved in a gun short by a police officer said to be drunk. Victims have since been rushed to the Accident and Emergency Ward of the Lagos University Teaching Hospital (LUTH), Idi-Araba, on Monday night are in stable condition, while the fourth person died on arrival.

'The victims, three men and a pregnant woman, were allegedly shot by one Corporal Mohammed Abubakar from MOPOL 17, Akure, Ondo State at Diamond Estate, Festac Town, following a disagreement over an unconfirmed matter. It was gathered that the four victims were allegedly shot in a fast food joint by the corporal who was suspected to be drunk at the time of the incident.

Eyewitnesses who said the incident happened at a major delicacy "Noodles" in the area, when the policeman said to be on an unofficial duty to Diamond estate.. The angry corporal opened fire on the victims and fled. 
The three surviving victims are undergoing threatment at LUTh, as bullets are been retrieved from their pierced body as a result of the fierce gun-shot

“The pregnant woman who appears to be a bit more lucky, will not need surgery, she will undergo intensive and general care and be discharged. One of the men was shot in the eye, ophatalmologists are working hard to ensure the wound does not degenerate, he will be operated soon.

“The second man was shot in the thigh, he will also undergo surgery, apart from the damage done on the site of the wound.

Confirming the incident, LUTH’s spokesperson, Mrs Hope Nwawolo, said the three victims are in stable condition and are responding to treatment. “The hospital has drafted a team of experts to ensure that they are well taken care of medically”, she said.
The state Commissioner of Police (CP), Mr Umar Manko, confirmed that a police corporal from MOPOL 17, Akure, Ondo State was responsible for the shooting. “The corporal is not from the Lagos State Police Command. He is from MOPOL 17, Akure. He was attached to a company in Festac Town, but I wonder what a mobile policeman from Akure is doing in Lagos.

The CP said he has asked the Area Commander for Festac area, Mr Dan Okoro, to contact his Squadron Commander to explain what the policeman from his unit was doing in that company at that time. Manko disclosed the force has declared manhunt for the corporal who took to his heels after committing the crime.

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