A 34-year-old man, Fred Igueriede, has been allegedly shot dead by a mobile policeman attached to his former boss, Chief Johnny Aribogha in a funeral at Delta State.
According to reports, the deceased was invited to the burial of the mother-in-law of Mr. Joe Akugbowe, a tenant of Chief Aribogha, at Eweri Primary School, Emede in Isoko South LGA when the incident occurred.
He was shot dead while trying to exchange pleasantries with his former employer, Chief Johnny Aribogha. The trigger-happy cop was said to be Aribogha’s security detail. [AdSense-A]
Two other people in the crowd were said to have sustained gunshot injuries as other policemen at the ceremony fired continuously in the confusion that trailed the incident.
The policeman, who shot the victim, had been arrested and was undergoing investigation at the police headquarters in Asaba. When contacted, Aribogha denied having a hand in the killing, saying his security detail had an accidental discharge which killed the victim.
The Delta State Commissioner of Police, Mr. Zanna Ibrahim, said three riot policemen from the 33 Squadron had been arrested for the “dastardly act.” He noted that the cops were in detention, adding that investigations were ongoing.