The mobile policemen on the convoy of Abia State House of Assembly Speaker, Hon. Chikwendu Kalu yesterday shot officers of The Federal Road Safety Corps on patrol . The incident which happened along Umuikaa/Aba- Port Harcourt Express happened when the men of Road Safety stopped an SUV Vehicle the wife was traveling in because they were not putting on seat belts.

A witness who spoke to CKN News on the incident said that when the vehicle was flanked, the driver refused to stop, only for him to stop at a distance, reversed and the driver and a woman in front, who was later understood to be DSS attached to the wife, ran towards Road Safety Officer, held him by uniform and dragged him to the ground , accusing him of hitting their vehicle. The Abia State Speaker's wife even joined in beating the Officer.She refused to identify herself .One of them called the SPEAKER whose village was nearby.

He came with a truck load of Mobile Police Men,on getting to the scene they started shooting the armless officers who were sitting inside the patrol vehicle and mercilessly beat up the team leader.

The Policemen went the extra mile by forcefully opening the Patrol Vehicle and went away with battery and the Team Leader, leaving the two men shot in the pool of their own blood. It was other road users that helped them to the hospital.

Speaking on the incident, the State Commissioner of Police Mr Leye Oyebade confirmed the incident saying it was due to over zealousness on the part of the security details attached to the Speaker.
He confirmed the officers behind the incident have been detained.

When contacted by CKN News, the Chief Press Secretary to Abia State Governor, Enyinnaya Appolos who initially was not aware of the incident later called back to confirm it but said the Speaker could not have ordered the shooting.

In his own Statement, the spokesman of FRSC, Mr Bisi Kazeem also confirmed the unfortunate incident although he did not mention the government official involved said the matter is being handled administratively.

He declined further comments on the issue.


Chris Kehinde Nwandu is the Editor In Chief of CKNNEWS || He is a Law graduate and an Alumnus of Lagos State University, Lead City University Ibadan and Nigerian Institute Of Journalism || With over 2 decades practice in Journalism, PR and Advertising, he is a member of several Professional bodies within and outside Nigeria || Member: Institute Of Chartered Arbitrators ( UK ) || Member : Institute of Chartered Mediators And Conciliation || Member : Nigerian Institute Of Public Relations || Member : Advertising Practitioners Council of Nigeria || Fellow : Institute of Personality Development And Customer Relationship Management || Member and Chairman Board Of Trustees: Guild Of Professional Bloggers of Nigeria

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