Punch reported that Sergeant Abosele Akhere, who was also a member of the Edo State Police Command, was shot and killed by a police inspector named Jonathan Okouromi. The incident allegedly happened at the Ikponwosa/Egban community, in the Egor Local Government Area of Edo, on Sunday night at around nine o’clock. CONTINUE FULL READING>>>>>
The Edo State Police Anti-Kidnapping Squad and the Control Intelligence Rapid Response Squad had launched an operation to apprehend suspected cultists who had been causing unrest in the Ikponwosa/Egban community.
During the operation, Sergeant Abosele Akhere successfully arrested a notorious cultist known as ‘Raggae.’ However, an unexpected turn of events unfolded when Inspector Jonathan Okouromi allegedly shot Akhere from behind, leading to his immediate and tragic demise.
A reliable source, preferring anonymity, shared details of the shocking incident, stating, “All of a sudden, Inspector Jonathan Okouromi just lifted his gun, pulled the trigger, and shot Akhere from the back. Nobody knew what happened or why he did that. He just fired him from behind. The man fell immediately and started bleeding.”
The injured sergeant was rushed to the University of Benin Teaching Hospital, where he was later confirmed dead by the attending doctor.
Following the incident, Inspector Okouromi reportedly fled the scene with his firearm upon realising the gravity of his actions. Additionally, the arrested suspected cultist, ‘Raggae,’ managed to escape, while another individual, Mr. Agbontaen Monday, a member of the Eiye confraternity, was apprehended.
The police are actively searching for the fleeing Inspector Okouromi, and the body of the deceased Sergeant Akhere has been deposited at the mortuary as investigations continue.
Chidi Nwabuzor, the Police Public Relations Officer in Edo State, is currently on holiday, and details of the incident are expected to be provided upon his return to the office.
This tragic incident echoes a similar occurrence in Rivers State last week, when Inspector Nelson Abuante mistakenly shot and killed his colleague, Inspector Monday Gbaramana, during an attempt to arrest a suspect. CONTINUE FULL READING>>>>>