SP Orlando Ikeokwu, spokesman of the Command, confirmed the incident on Tuesday, saying that the deceased was of the ’18 Police Mobile Force, but was attached to Imo Government House, Owerri.
The lifeless body of the policeman was covered with bruises, raising the suspicion that he was assassinated. He was said to have gone out for a night out on Monday night.
The cause of death is unknown yet, but a police source said authorities were being cautious because of fears of Covid-19 pandemic.
“A team of policemen were despatched to the scene where the body was identified as Inspector Haruna Maura of No. 18PMF Swuadron attached to Government House.”
Ikeokwu said, adding that the policeman was suspected to have been murdered.
“He was observed to have his identity card in his Palm and his trouser pulled down with his service pistol taken away while marks of violence were visibly seen around his back/neck region.”
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