Former Deputy President of the Senate, Ike Ekweremadu, has expressed sadness over the shooting incident by a Police Inspector, which led to the untimely death of five persons and wounding of several others in Enugu.
The Senator representing Enugu west at the National Assembly in a statement made available to VANTAGE NEWS on Monday evening, said this is most unfathomable and stand condemned in the strongest terms possible.
The statement read in part, “It is, however, good that the police have arrested and taken into custody the said officer, while investigation is ongoing to establish the circumstances surrounding the incident.
“I expect from the police and the authorities a thorough and credible probe into this sad development to ensure that justice is not only ultimately done, but is also seen by Nigerians to have done.”
The Senator commended the Governor of Enugu State, Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi, for his prompt response and the steps taken on the matter so far.
He commiserated with families, who lost their loved ones and equally pray God to grant them the fortitude to bear their losses and grant the injured quick recovery.
A police inspector had on Sunday went on a shooting spree that resulted in the death of five persons in South Eastern state of Enugu.
Four others, who also sustained injuries, are currently receiving treatment at the Enugu State University Teaching Hospital.
Confirming the incident in a statement, the state police command said it was unclear what led the police officer to shoot sporadically.
The officer, who reportedly attacked a neighbourhood in Golf Estate, GRA, Enugu, is said to be attached to a lottery company in the area.
Mohammed Aliyu, Enugu commissioner of police, in the statement issued by Daniel Ndukwe, spokesman of the command, said the police officer has been taken into custody, pending the conclusion of investigation.