Friday, 27 February 2015

Photo: Police boss shot to death in Bauchi by a Junior officer

A former ADC to Governor Emmanuel Uduaghan, Superintendent of Police, Chris Eza (pictured above) has been shot dead by a mobile policeman in Bauchi state shot dead in Bauchi state.

Chris was shot dead by the lower rank officer on February 26th when he reportedly went out to get food at an eatery along Ahmadu Bello way around 9pm.

He saw some police officers on patrol. He approached one of them to caution him for not being properly dressed. The junior officer, a Corporal, got angry and began to grumble for being told to dress properly.

An angry Chris felt his action was unacceptable and warned the officer that he was going to disarm him if he didn't take care. Instead of apologizing, the junior officer cocked his gun and threatened to shoot his boss.

He told Eza that if he came close to him, he would shoot. Calling his bluff, Eza moved towards the officer, who immediately opened fire. Other officers around rushed Chris to the Abubakar Tafawa Balewa University Teaching Hospital (ATBUTH) Bauchi where he was declared dead on arrival. Until his death, he was the MOPOL 11 Commander.

The officer has since been arrested and investigations into the motive for the killing is ongoing.

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