Nigeria Police Dismiss Trigger-Happy Officer Who Killed 5 in Enugu

Nigeria Police Dismiss Trigger-Happy Officer Who Killed 5 in Enugu

  • Edem Ebong, a police inspector lost his job after he was dismissed for shooting and killing no fewer than 5 innocent victims in Enugu
  • Ebong's dismissal and prosecution was appoved by Assistant Inspector-General of Police in-charge of Zone 13, Muri Musa
  • The announcement was made in a statement by the Enugu state police command on Friday, November 26

Enugu - The recommended dismissal and prosecution of a police inspector, Edem Ebong, who shot and killed five persons in Enugu state has been approved, The Punch reports.

Ebong who was attached to Special Protection Unit (SPU) Base 9 Umuahia is facing charges for murder.

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Enugu state police command has announced the dismissal of an inspector who killed five persons. Photo credit: Nigeria Police Force
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In another report by The Nation, the Enugu state police command on Friday, November 26, in a statement signed by its spokesperson, Daniel Ndukwe, made the disclosure.

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Muri Musa, the Assistant Inspector-General of Police in-charge of Zone 13, Ukpo-Dunukofia Anambra state approved Ebong’s dismissal.

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Trigger-happy officer kills 5, injures 4 in Enugu

This is coming 5 months after the police officer attached to a lottery firm in Enugu, on Sunday, June 20, killed at least five persons and injured four others.

The commissioner of the police in the state, Mohammed Aliyu, through the command's spokesperson, Daniel Ndukwe said the injured persons who were victims of what seemed like an unprovoked attack have been taken to the Enugu State University Teaching Hospital.

Aliyu directed his deputy to investigate the circumstances that led to the officer's unruly and dangerous behaviour.

Enugu governor reacts

In a previous report by, Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi condoled with the victims of the shooting during his visit to the hospital.

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Apart from promising the injured persons that he will pay their medical bills, Governor Ugwuanyi also mourned with the families of the deceased.

Trouble as court issues order against IGP, AGF, 5 others

Meanwhile, on Monday, November 22, a Federal High Court sitting in Abuja directed that the inspector general of police, Usman Baba, be served with an order made on November 5 for the release of some detainees.

Also joined in the court's order is the Attorney General of the Federation, Abubakar Malami; the deputy inspector general of police for the Force criminal investigation department, Joseph Egbunike and four others.

According to the order made by Justice Inyang Ekwo, the IGP and the others are to immediately release Jude Osuhor and Happiness Edifie who had been detained at the FCID, Abuja since October 4.


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