Police officer arrested after allegedly stabbing 36-year-old Mechanic
A police officer, who allegedly stabbed a 36-year-old mechanic, Mr. Chukwunalu Igwebeze, in Delta State has been arrested and detained of at the Criminal Investigation Department (CID) of the state Police Command.
According to The Guardian, the police officer attached to Ibusa division allegedly stabbed the deceased on his stomach at a beer parlour in Ogboli village in Ibusa, Oshimili North local council Area of the state in January.
It was gathered that the victim, a father of two fell as soon as he was stabbed by the policeman who came to the beer parlour with his colleagues in patrol van, to buy ‘action bitter’ drink and started bleeding.
It was learnt that the police officer and his colleagues abandoned the victim as he struggled to live, while the owners of the shop and other sympathisers assisted him to Federal Medical Centre Asaba, where he is currently bedridden.
Meanwhile, the Director-General, (DG) Young Nigeria Rights Organisation, Victor Ojei, had earlier petitioned the state police command on the incident.
In the petition dated February 7, 2022 and entitled: ‘Attempted murder of 36-year-old Chukwunalu Igwebeze by a Police Officer at Ogboli Village, Ibusa, Delta State, Ojei explained that “At about 10:00 p.m. Igwebeze and his friend went to hang out at a beer palour. When the owner of the beer palour was about to close his shop, there was a police patrol van that came. One of the officers, Ojei wanted to buy action bitters drink but the owner of the shop told him that he has closed but was busy picking empty bottles.”
He said the police officer got angry and brought out a dagger to stab the shop owner, while the wife intervened and told her husband to stay away, adding that the police officer, then started insulting his wife.
“That was when Igwebeze approached him and asked him to stop cursing someone’s wife, that if it was his wife will he be happy? They both exchanged words and that was when the police officer brought out a dagger stabbed Igwebeze on the stomach. Everybody ran away apart from the shop owner, who screamed for help. That was when some people used their shirts to wrap Igwebeze on his stomach because his intestines were already spurting. He was rushed to the hospital but was rejected due to complications,” he narrated.
When contacted, the Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), Edafe Bright, confirmed the incident.
He said: “The police officer has been arrested and detained at state’s headquarters.”