A commercial bus driver was yesterday shot dead by an official of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC), Isiala Ngwa Division, in Abia
A commercial bus driver was yesterday shot dead by an official of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC), Isiala Ngwa Division, in Abia State. The victim was reportedly carrying perishable and non-perishable food items in his car to deliver when he was stopped by the NSCDC official.
The driver and the official later got into an argument. The reason for the argument cannot be verified at the moment but some people have claimed that it was over bribe. The driver allegedly tried to drive off during the argument and the NSCDC official allegedly shot at him, killing him.
The death of the driver led to heavy traffic on the Umuikaa, Isiala Ngwa South LGA axis of Enugu-Port Harcourt expressway as youths in the area took to the road to protest the alleged killing and attempted to lynch the NSCDC official who narrowly escaped death by running into a police station in the area.
The state governor has expressed shock over the development. In a press release signed by the State Commissioner for Information, Chief John Okiyi Kalu, the state governor condemned the act and appealed to members of the public to remain calm and not to take law into their hands.
While commiserating with the family and friends of the deceased, the Governor, Okezie Ikpeazu called on security agents bearing arms to be responsible and follow relevant service rules regarding the use of firearms. He also directed the State Commissioner of Police to immediately apprehend the suspect and fully investigate the circumstances leading to the latest unfortunate incident at Umuikaa junction and ensure that justice is done swiftly.