The sad story how a police inspector was allegedly murdered in Port Harcourt in a controversial circumstance has been revealed.
The SARS official shot dead
Barrister Chijioke Christian Woke in a Facebook post has revealed how a police inspector with the SARS unit who went for a raid at a suspect’s house in Port-Harcourt was shot dead by the Inspector General of police (IGP) monitoring team in Rivers state.
It was gathered that the police inspector and a sergeant had gone to the suspect's house with a search warrant when the suspect reportedly called his friend who is a member of the IGP monitoring team, allegedly telling him that his house was under siege by armed robbers.
The IGP team came and commotion ensued resulting in the death of the Police Inspector.
Woke wrote: "IG. X- squad( Monitoring) shoot dead a police inspector. The inspector of police who belong to F- SARS Rivers was shut death by members of the IGP's monitoring today Monday 11th September, 2017 in port Harcourt.
The SARS officials the inspector and one Sergeant went for searching in a suspect house. There took with them a search warrant after the searching there discover some laptops and a locally made shot gun (pistol).
During the search one of the civilian boy call his friend from the IG x-squad that arm robbers are robbing their house. When the team came there order the SARS officials to surrender their arms. The inspector told them his name and rank and that of other his boy.(sic)
There said there are not convinced. The inspector told them if there are doubting there should call their O/C SARS with this number or better still take them there for confirmation, but the x-squad refused. He told them to call the CP or still take them there for confirmation there reply by saying there are not working with the CP that there are answerable to the IGP on that process the inspector said he will not surrender his arms to them during the argument one of the Sergeant open fire on the inspector and the Sergeant escaped to their O/C who brought the matter to us in CP'S office."