The family of Corporal Chinonso Okafor, who was shot and killed on January 16 in Delta State while trying to catch cultists by his senior colleague, Inspector Afang Luke, is pursuing justice for their son.
The Delta State Police Tactical Squad was reportedly on a normal patrol in Mosogar, Sapele on January 16 when it stopped a group of people it suspected to be cultists who were attempting to flee after spotting the police officers.
Corporal Okafor was unintentionally shot from behind by Inspector Luke when he was trying to apprehend the cultists.
Okafor was brought to the Central Hospital in Sapele right away, and upon arrival, his death was officially declared.
had quoted a police source as saying, “Inspector Luke was trying to stop the boys from escaping, but he mistakenly shot Corporal Okafor at the back. It was an accidental discharge.”
According to reports, the two other lads, whose identities were kept a secret, were also taken into custody and arrested at the Sapele Division of the police, where Inspector Luke was also held.
But according to a family member of Corporal Okafor who spoke with SaharaReporters over the phone, the police had not gotten in touch with them over the event.
According to the family source, they were unaware of any police action about the late Oka’s pursuit of justice.
“We want Nigerians to know what happened on the 16th of January. We the family want the Nigerian police to make law and take charge accordingly.
“The police have not contacted us or let us know what they are doing about the matter. We want justice,”
the family source said.