Mr Rabiu Ladodo, the Commissioner of Police in Imo, has declared Insp. Okechukwu Nwanefi wanted for allegedly Firing a 25-year-old Ikenna Ukachi to loss of life in Umuokeh community, Obowo Local Government Area of the state.
News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reviews that the police inspector was once alleged to have shot Ukachi to death at a famous restaurant in the region on Monday over a minor argument and fled the area.
Ladodo informed the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Wednesday in Owerri that the command had commenced a manhunt for the killer cop.
He, therefore, counseled the officer to willingly lay down himself to the command due to the fact he would finally be apprehended.
In a spontaneous response to the cold-blooded murder, the youths of the neighborhood reportedly invaded the Obowo Divisional Police Station, putting it ablaze.
The irate youths also allegedly carted away firearms and different objects from the station.
The police commissioner stated that normalcy had since lower back in the region and gave the assurance that justice would be executed in the incident.
He revealed that he had directed the murder department of the command to take over the case and make certain that the suspect was arrested and made to face the full wrath of the law.
Ladodo additionally stated that the command had began the procedure of recuperating all the firearms allegedly taken away through the irritated youth.
He counseled the community leaders in the region for their cooperation.
Meanwhile, Gov. Emeka Ihedioha has directed the police boss to make certain that the suspect is arrested and brought to book.
Ihedioha, who gave the directive when he visited the household of late Ukachi, revealed that the police officer acted unprofessionally.
He stated that his preliminary investigation confirmed that Ukachi was no longer a criminal, announcing that he would make sure that justice is achieved in the matter.
The governor additionally described those who took away firearms in the course of the assault on the police station as criminals who need to be arrested and prosecuted for this unlawful act.
He additionally directed the Divisional Police Officer of the division to make sure that detainees, who reportedly escaped in the course of the incident, had been rearrested.