Tragedy struck at a burial ceremony, after a yet-to-be identified policeman attached to Chief Johnny Aribogha in Delta State shot 34-year-old Fred Igueriede dead, leaving two other persons, a man and a woman, with gunshot injuries.
The deceased who left behind his wife and two children, was killed while exchanging pleasantries with his former employer, Chief Johnny Aribogha at funeral of the mother-in-law of Mr. Joe Akugbowe, a tenant of Chief Aribogha, at Eweri Primary School, Emede in Isoko South LGA he was invited to.
Punch reports that the family of the deceased claimed that Aribogha, was at large and could not be reached since the incident occurred. The elder brother of the deceased, Mr. Governor Ogbon, called on the Inspector-General of Police and the Delta State Commissioner of Police to go after all those culpable in the killing, as two other people in the crowd were said to have sustained gunshot injuries as other policemen at the ceremony fired continuously in the confusion that trailed the incident.
However, when contacted, Aribogha denied having a hand in the killing, saying his security detail who has already been arrested had an accidental discharge which killed the victim
Confirming the incident, Delta State Commissioner of Police, Mr. Zanna Ibrahim, said three riot policemen from the 33 Squadron had been arrested for the “dastardly act.” He noted that the cops were in detention, adding that investigations were ongoing.