Williams Inah, a police Sergeant cued with Squadron 11 in Calabar, Cross River, State has reportedly shot an Air force officer dead. He used his gun exactly the way he wished giving the situation at hand.
Report has it that Williams Inah was on duty guard at Unity Bank branch on Marian Road on Wednesday when some customers trying to use the ATM machine started struggling and refused his instructions and attacked him.
He then fired his gun on self-defense as that was the only thing he could do at the time to remain safe.
Eyewitness at the scene of the event disclosed that a bullet from the fired arm hit one of the struggling persons at the ATM who later happens to be one of the eight Nigerian Air Force officers. The Air Force Officer was not in uniform at the time.
The Police Public Relations Officer in the state, Irene Ugbo, who confirmed the incident, said,
“Our personnel heard a rowdy noise around the ATM and went there to find out what was happening.
“On getting there, he was attacked by bank customers and in a bid to defend himself, he released a bullet, which hit the air force personnel.
“The victim was in mufti at the time of the incident. He was rushed to the Police Clinic, where he was confirmed dead by the police doctor.
“The Commissioner of Police and the air force Commander have met over the Air force officer dead and the situation is under control. We are investigating the circumstances surrounding the unfortunate incident.”
So far, the police spokesperson Ugbo said that Williams Inah who shot the Air force officer dead has been taken into custody to prevent the situation from escalating. He also stated that he would be subjected to orderly room trial and if found wanting, he would face appropriate sanctions.
But so far, everything appears to be in proper control.