Ogar Jombo, a two-star officer of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC), has been allegedly killed by a policeman for violating traffic law.
The incident reportedly happened at Nyanya Market area of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), when the deceased was driving his two children and wife.
The slain NSCDC officer reportedly made a U-turn at the wrong spot, but was flagged by the police officers on duty in the area.
Findings revealed that Ogar pleaded that he was rushing to drop the children in school. Ogar was in uniform and also identified himself as an officer.
However, all entreaties made by the deceased fell on deaf ears, as one of the police officers jumped on the bonnet of the vehicle, while the other one descended on him with a baton. At this point, his wife and children intervened and pleaded on his behalf. He was, however, allegedly beaten to a stupor and died in the process.
One of his children was quoted as saying: “Please, don’t kill my father; leave my father alone.”
According to passers-by, the Police had attempted to take the corpse away with a view to dumping him somewhere, but they intervened and followed them to the hospital where the corpse was deposited.
Bala Ciroma, the Commissioner of Police of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), who was at the General Hospital to console the family of the deceased, has ordered the arrest of the officers who committed the crime.
The slain officer hails from Otukpo in Benue State and was recently promoted to Assistant Superintendent of Corps (ASC).