Abia Police Command Dismisses 6 Officers, to Face Prosecution for Aiding Escape of Suspects

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Abia State Police Commissioner, Adeleye Oyebade, said on Saturday that six policemen in the command have dismissed and would be made to face prosecution for negligence of duty.

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They were dismissed from the force after they were found guilty for negligence of duty during an orderly room trial. Explaing what led to their orderly room trial, the Police Commissioner said the dismissed men paved way for some suspects to escape from custody of the State Criminal Investigation and Intelligent Department (SCIID) in Umuahia, the state capital.

He added that three of the escaped suspects, Kingsley Anyim,Chijioke Chukwu and Emeka Ukaegbu, have been rearrested with the firearms which they made away with during their escape. He said efforts were ongoing to recover one of the AK47 rifles which the suspects took away.

Oyebade said the policemen would soon be arraigned in court. The Commissioner said: “On September 2, at about 0130hrs some suspects in the anti- kidnapping section (D7) of the SCIID Umuahia cell escaped from the detention facility.

“The suspects made away with two AK47 rifles kept outside the armoury for quick response to emergencies, to facilitate their escape. “The inmates conceived the escape and nurtured it into fruition due to the negligence/absence from duty of the policemen scheduled for duty on that fateful day.

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“While all the officers involved in the act of negligence/absence from duty have all been taken through the Force approved disciplinary action and dismissed from the Force, the officers will soon be prosecuted.”


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