- A police inspector was found dead along the roadside near the Shell Camp, in Owerri, Imo state
- The officer identified as Haruna Kawura was attached to Imo state Government House
- Orlando Ikeokwu, the state police spokesman confirmed the death of the inspector
An officer of the Nigerian Police Force (NPF) was found dead on Tuesday morning, April 28, along Avana Primary School Road, Shell Camp, Owerri, Imo state.
According to The Nation, the police inspector identified as Haruna Kawura was attached to the Imo state Government House before his unfortunate demise.
It was said that Kawura on Monday night, April 27, went out for a drink only to be found dead the following day.
It was gathered that the inspector’s body had bruises with no bullet wounds, but was allegedly strangled to death, Nigerian Tribune reports. His body was evacuated in an ambulance from the Government House by the police medical team.
A colleague of the late police inspector speaking to The Nation said the death of Kawura was strange, adding that bruises were found on his body.
He said: “He must have been strangulated as there was no gunshot on his body.”
Nonetheless, Orlando Ikeokwu, the state Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), confirming Kawura’s passing said the cause of the police inspector's death was yet to be ascertained.
The police spokesman went on to note that necessary safety measures have been applied for all personnel who came in contact with the body in view of the COVID-19 pandemic across the country.
Ikeokwu added that the command had already launched an investigation into the cause of the inspector’s death.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng previously reported that details have emerged of how Francis Bissong, a deputy commissioner police in charge of zonal criminal investigation department Edo state, died from COVID-19 complications in his official apartment in Benin, on Tuesday, April 21.
The Edo state commissioner of information, Patrick Okundia, had earlier announced the death of Bissong but he did not go into details.
Paul Yakadi, an assistant inspector-general of police in charge of zone 5, Benin has narrated the events that led to Bissong’s death. The late police officer was said to have returned to Benin five days later, where he complained of illness after developing symptoms of high fever.
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