Man drowns in well, police begin investigation
• Adetuyi tasks police on integrity, justice
The Enugu State Police Command on Sunday launched an investigation into the circumstances surrounding the drowning of Justus Oruka in a well in Enugu State.
A statement by the command’s spokesman, SP Ebere Amaraizu, issued in Enugu, said the incident occurred at 10:00a.m. on Thursday, September 21, 2017. Amaraizu said the Homicide and Criminal Investigation departments were doing everything they could to unravel the cause of the incident.
He noted that the victim, who lived at Uli Street, Ogui in Enugu, got drowned in a well inside an uncompleted building located at Pocket Layout in Nkpokiti in the state capital.
“People were seen gathered in their large numbers in Nkpokiti axis of Enugu to see things for themselves, while expressing shock and sorrow as they received the ugly information about a man that allegedly got drowned in a well filled with water at the house where he was working as a house keeper.
“It was further gathered that when he was eventually recovered from the well and rushed to Eastern Nigeria Medical Centre, he was confirmed dead by the doctor on duty,” he said.
Meanwhile, the police operatives are trying to unravel the circumstances surrounding what could be classified as a sudden and unnatural death of the victim, whose body has been deposited at the hospital mortuary for medical examinations.
In another development, a retired Commissioner for Police and Ondo State chairman of Association of Retired Polices of Nigeria (ARPON), Samuel Adetuyi, has urged police officers across the country to desist from activities and conduct that will dent the image of Nigeria Police Force (NPF).
Adetuyi said this in Akure recently during the 70th birthday celebration, launching and public presentation of his autobiography titled: “Policing in Nigeria: My Story,” advising them to make crime less attractive in the society.
Despite all the challenges facing security agencies in the nation, especially the police, the former commissioner pointed out that they could still surmount all difficulties for more effective service delivery.
He, however, tasked government at all levels and the general public to prioritize training, infrastructural development and welfare of the police, urging the latter for more robust cooperation.
The book was reviewed by the former Ondo State Head of Service, Ajose Kudehinbu, who told the story of the author and the societal misconceptions against the police.
Kudehinbu, as contained in the book, advocated that the police should prioritize the purchase of dogs to enhance effective policing, revealing that the public obey dogs more than human orders.
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