DELTA- 34-year-old, Fred Igueriede, was allegedly shot dead by an unidentified mobile policeman attached to Chief Johnny Aribogha in Delta State. Two other persons, a man and a woman, reportedly sustained gunshot injuries too. .


The deceased was said to have been invited to the funeral 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. .


Late Fred was married and had two children. He was shot dead while trying to exchange pleasantries with his former employer, Chief Johnny Aribogha. The overzealous cop was said to be Aribogha’s security detail. .


Two other victim were said to have sustained gunshot injuries as other policemen at the ceremony fired continuously in the confusion that trailed the incident. .


The family of the deceased claimed that Aribogha, was at large and could not be reached since the incident occurred. The elder brother of the deceased, Mr. Governor Ogbon, called on the Inspector-General of Police and the Delta State Commissioner of Police to go after all those culpable in the killing.


It was gathered that 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.

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