The Deputy President of the Senate, Senator Ovie Omo-Agege, has strongly condemned the reported killing of a Policeman in Ughelli, Delta State.
Senator Omo-Agege in a statement on Friday, October 9, 2020, by his spokesman, Mr Yomi Odunuga, calls for a thorough investigation into the matter.
The Police Officer, Mr Etaga Stanley, is said to be an indigene of Ughelli South and a constituent of the Deputy President of the Senate.
He reportedly lost his life during the #EndSARS protests in Ughelli Town on Thursday, October 8, 2020, in a circumstance that appeared quite avoidable and cannot be encouraged by peace-loving people.
It was also reported that another Police Officer, Sergeant Patrick Okuone, sustained injuries during the incident.
Channels TV reports that the Deputy Senate President described the incident as serious, noting that he supports full professional and thorough investigation of the matter by the Police.
While calling on the Police to exercise restraint and follow due process in fishing out the alleged killers, he condoled with the family of the deceased, the entire Police and his Delta Central Senatorial District for the sad loss.
Also in a statement on Friday, the Force Headquarter’s spokesperson, Mr Frank Mba, said the protesters also carted away “one service AK47 rifle with breach no 56-2609008 and 25 rounds of live ammunition that was with the deceased at the time of the incident.”
While describing the incident as cruel and unwarranted, the Police Boss warns that the Force will no longer tolerate any attack on its personnel or any member of the LaEnforcement community by any individual or group protesting under any guise.