The Abia state Police Command has responded to reports of a beheaded policeman in Aba, Abia State on Thursday by unidentified gunmen.
Earlier reports have it that a policeman was killed as others fled leaving the corpse and the security vehicle.
According to the latest press release by the Abia State Police Command, it was affirmed that there was an attack on the security team at Isiahia village, Umuojima, Osisioma in Aba on Thursday but no policeman was killed as reported but a beheaded body was met on the scene of the crime which was investigated to be identified as “Obinna Ndukwe, also known as Socket, who was a member of the Abia State vigilante and often collaborated with the police.”
Read full statement below: 👇
“At about 15:50 hrs, Abia State Police officers stationed at OSISIOMA Police Headquarters received credible information concerning an attack on a group of security personnel in Isiahia village, Umuojima, OSISIOMA. The attacked team included one policeman, one special constabulary personnel, and three vigilante men.
“Upon arrival, an unregistered Sienna bus and a headless corpse were discovered. Through investigation, the deceased was identified as Obinna Ndukwe, also known as Socket, who was a member of the Abia State vigilante and often collaborated with the police. The body of the deceased has been evacuated and deposited in the mortuary.
“We would want to clarify that no police official was killed during the incident.
“Furthermore, our Officers successfully recovered the vehicle used by the hoodlums in the attack and efforts are underway to apprehend the perpetrators.
“We urge all citizens to remain calm and security-conscious while going about their activities.”
ASP Maureen Chinaka LLB,Anipr Public Relation Officer
For: Commissioner of Police
Abia State Command