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Police detain officer over accidental discharge in Abuja



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The Police Command in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) said it had detained one of its operatives over an accidental discharge that resulted in the death of one Oyebuchi Anene in Abuja.

SP Josephine Adeh, the Police Public Relations Officer in the FCT, said this in a statement on Friday in Abuja.

Adeh said the tragic incident occurred in the Byazhin area of Abuja on Wednesday at about 9:45 pm.

She said Mr Benneth Igweh, the Commissioner of Police (CP) in charge of the FCT, has ordered an investigation into the incident.

Adeh said the CP had equally directed the Deputy Commissioner of Police in charge of the Criminal Investigation Department to commence an immediate and discreet investigation into the circumstances surrounding the death.

She said Igweh expressed his profound and heartfelt condolences to the family of the deceased and the public at large.

The police spokesperson said the CP condemned the unprofessional and disheartening conduct of the police officer while he assured the family and the public of swift justice.



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