Police dismiss corporal for shooting FRSC officials


Police Corporal Iroh Orji, a security aide of the Speaker of the Abia State House of Assembly, Mr Chikwendu Kalu, who shot two officials of the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) at Aba on July 15 has been dismissed.
The incident took place at Arungwa Junction on the Enugu-Port Harcourt Expressway.
Orji shot the two officials for stopping the vehicle of Victoria, the Speaker’s wife.
State Police Commissioner, Mr. Leye Oyebade, who disclosed this in Umuahia, said Orji was tried and found guilty of the offence and had to be dismissed from the police.
He said that “the command and the police hierarchy condemned the action of the corporal,” describing his action as a negation of the laid down rules of the force.
He said: “Police do not advise its members to use their arms and ammunition recklessly. Any armed police officer is expected to protect people not to shoot at them,” he said.
Orji accompanied the speakers’s wife on a trip to Aba when the FRSC men flagged down their vehicle, alleging that she (Victoria) did not fasten her seat belt.
Orji shot at the men during an argument that ensued, when the FRSC men insisted on booking them for seat belt violation.
Oyebade regretted the incident, saying that it was capable of causing disaffection between the police and other sister security agencies.
“All the security agencies in the state have been working in synergy with one another.
“Regrettably, this type of ugly incident is capable of bringing us at loggerheads with other agencies and it will not be healthy for our operations,” he said.


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