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Delta killer cop dismissed, lands in court for murder trial

The Delta State Police Command has announced the dismissal of Inspector Ubi Ebri who allegedly shot dead one Onyeka Ibe at a checkpoint on April 5, 2023.

It was gathered that Inspector Ebri attached to the area command patrol team while on a stop and search duty along Ugbolu-Illah road on April 5, allegedly pulled trigger on Ibe and killed him instantly.

A statement by police spokesman DSP Bright Edafe said the Inspector was found culpable after an orderly room trial at the state headquarters.

Consequently, he was on Wednesday, April 19, arraigned before an Asaba Magistrate’s Court for murder trial.

The court ordered that the suspect be remanded at the Ogwashi-Uku Correctional Centre and that the case file be sent to the Director of Public Prosecutions for legal advice and prosecution of the suspect.

Meanwhile, the Delta State Police Command has urged policemen “to uphold the tenets of professional policing in the discharge of their duties with respect to fundamental human rights of all citizens, in line with the provisions of the 1999 Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria (as amended).”

The police command stated that it hoped that the case of the dismissed Inspector would serve as a deterrent to other officers.


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