Speaker’s police orderly who shot two FRSC officials dismissed

FRSC officials on duty used to illustrate the story.
FRSC officials on duty used to illustrate the story.

The Commissioner of Police in Abia, Leye Oyebade, said on Monday that the force dismissed a police corporal, Iroh Orji, for shooting two officials of the Federal Road Safety Corps, FRSC, at Aba.

Mr. Oyebade said this while addressing journalists on the activities of the command.

He said that Mr. Orji was tried and found guilty of the offence and had to be dismissed from the police.

He said “the command and the police hierarchy condemned the action of the corporal,” describing his action as a negation of the laid down rules of the force.

He said, “Police do not advise its members to use their arms and ammunition recklessly.

“Any armed police officer is expected to protect people not to shoot at them,” he said.

The corporal, who was an orderly to the Speaker of the Abia House of Assembly, Chikwendu Kalu, allegedly shot at the FRSC officials at their duty post on July 15.

The incident took place at Arungwa Junction (near Aba) on the Enugu-Port Harcourt Expressway.

It was learnt that Mr. Orji accompanied the speaker’s wife, Victoria, on a trip to Aba when the FRSC men flagged down their vehicle, alleging that she (Victoria) did not fasten her seat belt.

It was further gathered that Mr. Orji shot at the men during an argument that ensued, when the FRSC men insisted on booking them for seat belt violation.

Mr. Oyebade regretted the incident, saying that it was capable of causing disaffection between the police and other sister security agencies.

“All the security agencies in the state have been working in synergy with one another.

“Regrettably, this type of ugly incident is capable of bringing us at loggerheads with other agencies and it will not be healthy for our operations,” he said.

NAN reports that 29 suspects were arrested for various criminal offences, including armed robbery, kidnapping, child trafficking and car snatching.

Mr. Oyebade said that they would be prosecuted at the end of the investigation.



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  • Epsilon_Delta

    Won’t he also be tried in court for attempted murder and grievous body harm????????

    • Alhaji

      If he is tried, George will protest for trying an Igbo man.

  • Inyamiri

    Boko Haram got one more member now since he know hot to shoot and kill.

  • callistus u owuamanam

    What about the speaker who sent reinforcement, he also should be arrested.

  • George

    I noticed the quick judgement and dismissal and my mind tells me he must be Igbo behold he is.

    Judgement and punishment to the Igbos are always very quick and swift Oke who lodged 30Billions into flat still a free man.

    • Alhaji

      So, it is good for an Igbo man to shoot Igbo people? When Igbo police shoot, they should be allowed to go free? Don’t complain in the future if Emeka kills Ifeanyi and the Federal government remains silent.