Kogi police admits to killing an innocent lawyer, mistaking him for kidnapper

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The Kogi State Police Command has issued a statement acknowledging their involvement in the tragic death of Barrister Elias Ugwu, who was mistakenly killed by police officers last Friday in Alade village, Dekina Local Government Area (LGA) of the state.

The victim, Barrister Elias Ugwu, had ventured into Alade village to pay ransom for his kidnapped cousin when he encountered a police team, which fatally shot him under mistaken identity. Shockingly, the police admitted that the Nsukka-based lawyer was killed in error.

In a statement by its Public Relations Officer, SP. Williams Anya on Thursday in Lokoja, the police said they mistook the late lawyer to be a member of the armed robbery gang that robbed some banks a day earlier.


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