Dismissed Inspector Ebri Ubi of the Nigerian Police, who killed Onyeka Ibe in Delta State for refusing to pay a bribe of N100, has been remanded in prison custody.
On remand for the murder of Onyeka Ibe, Ubi was arraigned before an Asaba Magistrate Court on Wednesday morning in a case file with the date 19/4/2023.
The suspect is to remain in custody at the Ogwashi-Uku detention facility while the case file is transferred to the Director of Public Prosecution (DPP) office for legal counsel and possible prosecution of the suspect.
Meanwhile in a statement by the police spokesperson in the state, Edafe Bright, the command urged officers and men to uphold the tenets of professional policing in the discharge of their duties with respect to fundamental human rights of all citizens in line with the provisions of the 1999 constitution of the federal republic of Nigeria (as amended), while hoping that this will serve as a deterrent to others officers.
SaharaReporters had reported that hundreds of youths in early April staged a peaceful protest following the killing of Onyeka Ibe in Asaba, the Delta State capital.
The deceased was a phone seller in the popular Ogbeogonogo market.
The protesting youths demanded justice for the slain phone dealer and vowed to mobilise more youths for more protests until justice was served.
Following the protest, the police ordered the arrest and detention of Ubi.
Edafe had said the police commissioner on receipt of the tragic news immediately ordered the arrest and detention of the errant police officer and directed his transfer to the State Criminal Investigation Department.
Edafe had assured that the offending officer would be subjected to internal disciplinary measures, including criminal prosecution.