Speaker, Chikwendu Kalu, on Saturday, allegedly ordered some policemen
in the state to shoot officers of the Federal Road Safety Corps on
that the speaker gave the order when the FRSC officers stopped the Sport
Utility Vehicle his wife was travelling in along the Umuikaa/Aba-Port
was discovered that a woman in the passenger seat in front, is an
officer of the Department of State Services attached to the governor’s
who stopped the vehicle, held him by uniform and dragged him to the
ground, accusing him of hitting their vehicle,” a reliable source told SUNDAY PUNCH.
village is nearby. He then came with some policemen. He ordered them to
shoot the armless officers who were sitting inside the patrol vehicle
and mercilessly beat up the team leader.
the patrol vehicle and went away with the battery. They left the team
leader and the other officials that were shot on the road. Other road
users helped them to the hospital,” said the source.
Bisi Kazeem, confirmed the incident. He said the case had been
“reported to the commissioner of police in the state for further
investigations and that it won’t deter the FRSC from saving lives on the
Secretary to the speaker Mr. Okey Chikwendu promised to confirm the
incident and get back to our correspondent. He had yet to do so as of
the time of filing this report.
Relations Officer, Mr. Geofrey Ogbonna, were unsuccessful as he neither
picked calls made to his mobile nor responded to the text message sent.