Dismissed Nigerian Police Inspector, Ebri Ubi, who killed a man identified as Onyeka Ibe for refusing to give a bribe of N100 in Delta State, has been remanded in prison custody.
Ubi was arraigned on Wednesday morning in suit file marked April 19 before an Asaba Magistrate Court on remand proceedings for the murder of Onyeka Ibe.
The court ordered that the suspect be remanded at the Ogwashi-Uku correctional center while the case file be sent to Director of Public Prosecution (DPP) for legal advice and prosecution of the suspect by the office of the DPP.
Meanwhile in a statement by the police spokesperson in the state, Edafe Bright, the command urged officers and men to uphold the tenets of professional policing in the discharge of their duties with respect to fundamental human rights of all citizens in line with the provisions of the 1999 constitution of the federal republic of Nigeria (as amended), while hoping that this will serve as a deterrent to others officers.
Meanwhile, it had been reported that hundreds of youths in early April staged a peaceful protest following the killing of Onyeka Ibe in Asaba, the Delta State capital.
The deceased was a phone seller in the popular Ogbeogonogo market.
The protesting youths demanded justice for the slain phone dealer and vowed to mobilise more youths for more protests until justice was served.
Following the protest, the police ordered the arrest and detention of Ubi.
Edafe had said the police commissioner on receipt of the tragic news immediately ordered the arrest and detention of the errant police officer and directed his transfer to the State Criminal Investigation Department.
Edafe had assured that the offending officer would be subjected to internal disciplinary measures, including criminal prosecution.