Police in Delta on Wednesday arraigned a dismissed police inspector, Ubi Ebri, before the Chief Magistrate Court sitting in Asaba, the state capital, for the murder of Ibeh Onyeka, a businessman who was shot dead along Asaba/Ugbolu road.
The incident, which resulted in a protest, garnered vituperations and anger from Nigerians who condemned the act in its totality.
The dismissed inspector had shot dead the late Onyeka, a phone dealer at the popular Ogbogonogo Market, after a heated argument over a N100 bribe.
During arraignment, the prosecutor, G. O Okwegbe, said Ebri committed the offence on April 5 by unlawfully shooting the deceased with a gun, thereby contravening Section 319 (1) of the Criminal Code law Cap C 21 Vol 1 Laws of Delta State of Nigeria, 2006.
The defendant, whose plea was not taken nor granted bail, has been remanded at Ogwashi Uku Correctional Centre pending legal advice from the Director of Public Prosecution (DPP).
The case has been adjourned until May 8, 2023.
Meanwhile, in a statement on Wednesday, the Police Public Relations Officer in the state, DSP Bright Edafe, tasked officers and men of the command to uphold the tenets of professional policing while respecting the fundamental human rights of all citizens.