The Commandant General of Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps, Abdullahi Gana Muhammadu, has condemned the killing of a commercial bus driver in Aba, Abia State by an NSCDC operative.
The NCDC made this known in a statement by the Media Assistant to the Commandant General, Ekunola Gbenga, on Wednesday.
The statement said Gana equally ordered a thorough investigation into the killing, noting that “the suspect has been arrested and handed over to the police for investigation and prosecution”.
The victim, whose identity has yet to be known, was said to have been shot by an officer of the Corps while enforcing lockdown order in the state on Wednesday.
The slain driver was said to have approached the checkpoint without stopping and that in his bid to pass the checkpoint in a haste, he brushed an NSCDC personnel, where they were enforcing the lockdown order by the government before the incident occurred.
The statement said, “The Commandant General has ordered a probe into the incident and given assurance that if after investigation the officer involved was found culpable, he would be made to face the full wrath of the law.
“The Corps respects the sanctity of life and dignity of the human person as enshrined in the Nigerian Constitution. Once again, we apologise profusely for any inconvenience or embarrassment this isolated action must have caused anyone most especially at this critical period when the world is facing the pandemic of COVID-19.” (punch)