The attention of Abia State Government has been drawn to reports of extra judicial killing of a young man at Afara area of Umuahia by an off duty police officer.
We wish to call on the state Commissioner of Police to urgently investigate the incident and bring the culprit to justice immediately.
It is unacceptable to the government for those paid to protect citizens to turn their weapons against innocent citizens under any guise and we wish to assure our people that the state government will ensure that justice is not only done but necessary measures are taken to prevent future similar incidents, as reported.
We wish to express our heartfelt condolences to the family of the bereaved, the affected community and people of the state and call on all to remain calm while the authorities unravel the immediate and remote cause(s) of the incident with a view to ensuring that justice is done.
Elder (Pharmacist) Ifeanyi Agbai,
Permanent Secretary, Ministry Of Information.