Command probes killing of Imo teenager by sergeant

The Imo State Police Command , on Tuesday , said investigation into what led to the killing of 18 – year -old Awuzie Duru by a police sergeant at Umuaka in the Njaba Local Government Area of the state , had commenced.

The sergeant , who is currently in custody , allegedly shot the victim dead for slapping him.

Speaking to our correspondent in Owerri , the Police Public Relations Officer in the state , Orlando Ikeokwu , said the killer cop was in custody contrary to speculations that he had fled.

The police spokesperson also said the state Commissioner of Police , Rabiu Ladodo, had ordered an investigation into the incident .

Ikeokwu said the command did not want to act based on assumptions .

According to him, a detailed investigation will determine what actually happened .

The police spokesperson assured the residents of the state that nothing short of justice would be served .

“No , he ( sergeant ) did not run away . He is with the command . We don’t want to work on assumptions . The commissioner of police has constituted an investigative team . The aim is to get first – hand information on what actually happened ,” he stated .

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