The Abia State police command has identified the suspected killer of Mr. John Ndubuka, a State civil servant and blood relation of Governor Theodore Orji, after about one month of investigation.
Mr. Ndubuka was shot dead by a killer cop on February 15, 2014, after a civic reception held for the governor by Ikwuano/Umuahia people.
The State Commissioner of Police (CP), Mr. Adamu Ibrahim, who made the disclosure Thursday when a delegation of Igbo World Union paid him a courtesy visit to inform him that they plan to hold a traditional rulers’ forum in Umuahia, the state capital, next month, said his Command had identified the late Ndubuka’s suspected killer cop (whose name he did not disclose), indicating that the suspected killer cop would soon be arraigned for murder.
“We are ready to arraign him in court. This suspected officer, who fired the shot that resulted to the death of Ndubuka, should take responsibility for his action even though he said it was an accidental discharge”.
According to the police boss, “the full identity of the suspect, who has been in our custody since the tragic incident, would be made public at the court”, stressing that “Police are charged with the responsibility of protecting lives and not to endanger them”.