Five people were on Sunday killed by a trigger happy policeman at about 9.30am in the Golf Estate area of Enugu, Enugu State.
Police Inspector attached Special Protection Unit (SPU) Base 9, Umuahia, Abia State and said to be on duty at RC Lotto Company located in the Golf Estate.
The Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO) of Enugu State command, Daniel Ndukwe (ASP) confirmed that the trigger happy Officer has been arrested and taken into custody pending the conclusion of investigation.
Meanwhile, The Enugu State Commissioner of Police, Mohammed Ndatsu Aliyu(CP), has ordered the Deputy Commissioner of Police in-charge of the State Criminal Investigation and Intelligence Department (State CIID), to carry out thorough investigation to unravel the circumstances surrounding the shooting incident that occurred today.
CP Aliyu made the order after visiting the hospital where four of the persons who sustained gunshot injuries are receiving treatment and five others have been confirmed dead.
He also ordered swift conclusion of the investigation to aid further necessary actions by the Police.
CP Aliyu while sympathizing with friiends and families of the deceased persons urged them to remain calm and cooperate with the command in the ongoing investigation to unravel the circumstances that led to the incident.
The CP has also called on eye witnesses at the scene of the incident to volunteer useful information that will aid the thorough and swift conclusion of the investigation to ensure that justice prevails.