It has become imperative that we draw the attention of Nigerians to a pathetic case of reckless use of firearm and attempted murder of an orphan; Ogbonnaya Paul Issofia, by a Police officer attached to the wife of DIG Ekpo Udom (Rtd) named Shedrack and how the innocent young man was abandoned by the Police officer and wife of DIG Udom after he was shot directly on his stomach on the 16th day of December, 2017.
On the 16th day of December, 2017 at about 5:30pm Ogbonnaya Paul Issofia, who is a trader at No: 230 Ikot Ekpene Road, Uyo, Akwa Ibom State, observed that a vehicle belonging to Umar Ukpai Convention broke down on the ever busy Ikot Ekpene road. This led to a gridlock prompting impatient road users to drive into the nearby premises in an effort to access the high way and avoid the truck that blocked the road.
In order to forestall destruction of his properties, the owner of a nearby shop used empty cartons to block the entrance to his premises.
We were further informed that few minutes after the cartons were placed in front of the premises, a vehicle with the inscription “Tower of Ivory” conveying Mrs. Dorathy Ekpo Udom and few other women approached the blocked entrance and a Policeman (Officer Shedrack) in the vehicle jumped down and ordered our client to remove the empty cartons or he will kill him. While he was still attempting to explain to Mr. Shedrack that he was not the one that kept the empty cartons, Mr. Shedrack in the full glare of a shocked public pulled the trigger and shot him directly on his stomach.
This action of the Police officer was unwarranted as there was no altercation or provocation but a clear case of brazen display of recklessness and wickedness to an innocent and law abiding citizen.
Thinking he was dead, the policeman hurriedly jumped into the vehicle and together with Mrs. Dorothy Ekpo, they fled the scene. It took the intervention of good spirited individuals who intervened and rushed our client to the hospital. Also find attached photographs taken after the victim was short and while in the hospital.
We now call on well meaning Nigerians to condemn the actions of the Police officer and Mrs. Dorothy Ekpo and rise to call on the Inspector – General of Police to take immediate action to bring perpetrators to book.
signed: UGOCHUKWU EZEKIEL, ESQ
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