. They failed to obey our men on duty at checkpoint – CP
A man and his girlfriend have been shot by policemen at a checkpoint in Enugu.
A video of the incident where policemen were seen carrying the man into a vehicle has gone viral on social media.
It was gathered that the incident happened on Wednesday at the Monkey Roundabout, close to the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission’s office in Enugu.
In a statement on Sunday, Police Spokesman in Enugu, Daniel Ndukwe, said that the Commissioner of Police in the State, Abubakar Lawal, has ordered an investigation into the incident.
“ Our attention has been drawn to a viral video alleging that, the police shot a young man and his girlfriend dead, at Monkey Roundabout, close to EFCC Office”, Enugu; and hereby wishes to set the record straight as follows:
“That on 21/07/2022 at about 2. pm, a team of police operatives serving in No. 3 PMF Enugu, while on routine stop and search duty at EFCC Roundabout, Independence Layout, flagged down the driver of a Lexus Saloon Car.
“The driver, rather than stop, recklessly zoomed off, knocking down one of the operatives and pulling him along to a distance of about four (4) poles, before he was forced to stop by the other members of the team, who immediately went after him.
“And in the bid to restrain the driver from further escape, one of the Operatives fired a knee-level shot, which got him in the thigh.
“The policeman, Inspector Aneka Ndayi, who sustained severe bodily injuries; and the said driver, one Ogwuike Christian, were both moved to the hospital and are responding to treatment and in stable conditions.
“Commissioner of Police, CP Abubakar Lawal, has ordered the Deputy Commissioner of Police in charge of the State CID, to thoroughly investigate the incident and come up with actionable findings.
“The CP has also urged residents of the State, particularly motorists, to always cooperate with police officers legitimately performing road duties, to avoid the occurrence of this nature. Further developments will be communicated.”