Nigerian police inspector dismissed, charged for murder

Photo credit:
Photo credit:

A police officer, dismissed for allegedly killing a motorcyclist, has been charged for murder.

Anthony Nwadike was dismissed from the Nigerian Police for allegedly killing one Sunday Joseph, a commercial motorcyclist, along Odigbo-Omifon Road, Ore, Ondo State.

Mr. Nwadike, an inspector, was arraigned on Thursday before a Chief Magistrate Court in the state.

The case was adjourned to October 12, and the suspect remanded in prison custody.

Mr. Nwadike was said to have shot and killed the commercial motorcyclist (okada rider) on September 4.

He was tried in the Orderly-room, found guilty and subsequently dismissed from the police, Abayomi Shogunle, an Assistant Commissioner of Police in-charge of the Police Complaint Response Unit (CRU), said in a statement released on Thursday evening.

Mr. Shogunle said the police in Ondo was holding talks with the family of the late okada riders to resolve how to cater for the well-being of his dependent relatives.

“Any police officer involved in any act that is not justifiable under the laws of the land would be held accountable without delay as the Nigeria Police Force under the leadership of IGP Ibrahim Idris is being guided by international core values of democratic policing, integrity and respect for the rule of law,” Mr. Shogunle said.

All rights reserved. This material and any other material on this platform may not be reproduced, published, broadcast, written or distributed in full or in part, without written permission from PREMIUM TIMES.

  • amazing2012

    The caption should read “Christian police inspector….” Because same will be the heading of the police man is a muslim ! Satanic faith !!

    • Tunji Olarewaju

      You think your brother can kill a Nigerian and get away with it?Killing yibos is an exclusive preserve of Nigerians not the other way

      • S.Colonel Mariam

        you are a moron.. where do you live, tough guy? I’ll do the damned job myself.

        • veritas


      • veritas

        LOL.. Latest events and free press reports do indeed support your claims.

    • Tunji Olarewaju

      I’ve withdrawn my earlier comment with apologies. Respect

    • veritas

      Lol. That is true.

  • veritas

    Can we all see why i call for more funding and support for the Police. to make sure patriots and law abiding citizens are employed instead of job seekers. The Police can be prosecuted by us the civilians and the Constitution when they are outta line. What happened to the soldiers who deformed the FRSC guy? and all those other innocent civilians hurt by the Nigerian Army? guess we will never know because in Nigeria, an Army Military court handles soldiers who commit offences on civilian and police soil. Pathetic…

  • tsunami1earthquake

    They must not waste time in trying and convicting this policeman. The spate of killings by police officers is getting worrisome only comparable to the killings by American policemen.