The Abia State Police Command has arrested Police Corporal Obagi Njok for fatally shooting Abia-born businessman Emmanuel Okocha in Aba, the state’s commercial hub, on Wednesday, April 17, 2024.

Okocha was allegedly shot by Corporal Njok for refusing to give him money at a checkpoint.

A statement by the Police Public Relations Officer, ASP Maureen Chinaka, on Saturday revealed that Njok was attached to the Abayi Police Division before the incident occurred.

Describing the incident as regrettable, the command stated that the corporal was apprehended, and necessary disciplinary procedures had been initiated.

The statement added, “Appropriate disciplinary actions and sanctions will be effected soonest, and he will face the full course of appropriate administrative and legal consequences. In this regard, representatives of the bereaved family and stakeholders will be carried along as the proceedings progress.

The Abia State Police Command states without prevarication that the incident is unfortunate and regrettable.”

The command expressed its condolences to the family, friends, and well-wishers of the deceased. It unequivocally condemned any act of misconduct, unprofessionalism, and indiscipline among its officers