The Assistant Inspector-General (AIG) of Police in charge of Zone 13, Mr Muri Musa, on Friday approved the recommended punishment of dismissal for Inspector Edem Ebong.
It would be recalled that Ebong allegedly shot and killed five persons and injured four others for no justifiable reasons at Golf Estate, Enugu metropolis, on June 20, 2021.
This is contained in a statement made available to newsmen by the Enugu State Police Public Relations Officer, ASP Daniel Ndukwe, in Enugu.
Ndukwe said the AIG also approved that Ebong who was attached to the Special Protection Unit (SPU) Base 9 Umuahia where the incident took place, be prosecuted.
He said the Enugu State Commissioner of Police appreciated residents’ understanding and patience while disciplinary trial and investigation lasted.
He said the commissioner also reassured the residents of the state’s commitment to always deal decisively with erring police officers.
“The approval is sequel to the Command’s conclusion of the disciplinary trial and thorough investigation launched into the case of alleged shooting and killing of five persons and the injury of four others for no justifiable reasons, by Ebong.
“To this end, the commissioner has reiterated commitment to always deal decisively with police officers found culpable in disciplinary offences against extant codes of conduct, rules of engagement and standard operating procedures of the Nigeria Police.
“This is more if the issue concerns respect for fundamental human rights of citizens,” he said.