Two Police officers who allegedly beat to death an Officer of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) on Wednesday, March 20, for violating traffic rules have been in apprehended.
The sad incident which occurred in Nyanya, Abuja in the early hours of the day, in the presence of the deceased’s wife and children is said to have happened after the deceased took a wrong turn while driving, but pleaded with the policemen that he was rushing to drop his kids in school.
The commissioner of Police in the FCT, Mr Bala Ciroma, who confirmed the arrest and detention of the officers to the News agency of Nigeria (NAN) said that investigation was ongoing to unravel the cause of the incident. “There was a fracas between the senior officer and the policemen, we have commenced investigation and we will not know what really happened until after the investigation,’’ Ciroma said.
Platinum.ng had earlier reported that the deceased met his death at the hands of the police officers who hit him with a baton despite his pleas and that of his family that he was sorry.
He was confirmed dead at Asokoro District Hospital, Abuja where he was taken to after the incident.