Soldier Arrested For Allegedly Killing A Police Inspector In Cross River

September 16, 2019
36 Views

File photo

An Army Corporal identified as Awotayo Femi who allegedly killed a police Inspector, Christopher Achong, at a checkpoint in Cross River State has been arrested

According to Punch, the soldier is currently being detained at a police facility in the state capital.

Corporal Femi, who serves with the 707 Special Force Brigade in Benue State, was arrested with four others after the incident.

The State Police Command Public Relations Officer, DSP Irene Ugbo, confirmed the arrest to our correspondent on Monday.

She said, “We arrested the soldier and four others. They are at the state CID for interrogation after which they will be prosecuted.”

It was gathered that the incident happened at Anyikang in Bekwarra Local Government Area of Cross River State, when Achong, who was leading a patrol team, allegedly stopped a commuter bus on the Ogoja-Katsina-Ala Highway.

The bus was said to be conveying passengers to Calabar, the state capital, about 300 kilometres away.

Sources in Bekwarra said there was an argument between the soldier and the inspector which led to a clash after which the inspector was rushed to the General Hospital in Bekwarra for treatment where he died.

Following the death of Inspector Achong, the persons arrested were taken along with the bus to the state Police Command Headquarters in Calabar for interrogation. 

You may be interested

‘Runaway’ First Lady Aisha explains how domestic issues made her leave Buhari, Aso Rock
News
50 views
News
50 views

‘Runaway’ First Lady Aisha explains how domestic issues made her leave Buhari, Aso Rock

Webby - October 13, 2019

First Lady Aisha Buhari as confirmed she was the one nagging like a fishwife in a trending video where she…

How Nigerian Activist, Charly Boy Is Planning To Disobey His Dead Mother On Her Funeral Day
News
News

How Nigerian Activist, Charly Boy Is Planning To Disobey His Dead Mother On Her Funeral Day

Webby - October 13, 2019

Maverick entertainer and activist, Charles Oputa, aka Charly Boy, has said that his mother, Mrs Margaret Oputa, who passed on…

How President Buhari’s Rumoured Wedding Affected The PDP – Presidency Blows Hot
News
News

How President Buhari’s Rumoured Wedding Affected The PDP – Presidency Blows Hot

Webby - October 13, 2019

According to The Nation, the Presidency on Sunday chided the opposition led by the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) of going…

Leave a Comment

Your email address will not be published.