Police Boss Orders Arrest Of Policeman Involved in Enugu Attack
The Inspector General of Police, IGP Solomon Arase, Wednesday, ordered the detention of a policeman, who allegedly collaborated with the Fulani herdsmen during the killing of residents of Nimbo community in Enugu State.
The IGP, who visited the tension soaked community alongside the Senator representing Enugu North Senatorial zone, Senator Chukwuka Utazi, ordered that one Corporal Chukwu should be detained and investigated.
The villagers had informed him that the police officer, simply identified as Corporal Chukwu, was a known collaborator with the herdsmen.
Consequently, while addressing journalists, Arase said no policeman who collaborates with criminal elements to perpetrate crime would go unpunished; stressing that such person must be dismissed from the force.
He said, “I am not happy about it, even the death of one person; I am concerned about it; that is why I decided to have on-the-spot assessment of the situation.
“I have been discussing with the Senator from this area, even the council chairman before this incident, to see how we can find some lasting panacea.
“We have been able to see what happened; we will be able to find a lasting solution to this problem.
“I want to assure every Nigerian that nobody takes the life of any other Nigerian and goes scot-free; we will catch them and prosecute them.”
On the alleged collaboration between a policeman and the herdsmen, he said, “I have zero tolerance for any policeman that connives with any criminal gang; I have already ordered that he be put in custody and if after investigation, it is discovered that he connived with the people that carried out this attack, I must make sure that he gets out of the Nigeria Police Force.”