A police corporal on Thursday night shot to death a former aide-de-camp to Governor Emmanuel Uduaghan, SP Chris Eza, following an argument that ensued amongst a team of policemen on patrol that night.
Eza was until his death, the Commanding Officer of MOPOL 10 unit, PMF Bauchi.
Chief Press Secretary to the Governor, Mr. Sunny Ogefere, said Uduaghan expressed shocked and disbelief over the news.
The governor said in a statement: “This is heartbreaking; it is a personal loss. For a very young man to die in his prime in that manner is devastating.
“Chris was a gallant, courageous and dedicated police officer, who was never afraid to take on any challenge.
“I pray that God Almighty will grant us, particularly the family and the Police, the fortitude to bear the loss.”
A statement by the Bauchi State Police Command’s spokesman, Haruna Mohammed, said the incidence happened on Thursday, around 11.20pm.
Muhammed said, “There was culpable homicide, on Thursday, February 26, at about 23:20 hours; the commanding officer, MOPOL 10, PMF Bauchi, SP Chris L. Eza, was shot by a police corporal while on routine visit at the stop-and-search point along Ahmadu Bello Way, Bauchi.
“Victim was rushed to ATBU Teaching Hospital, Bauchi, where he was certified dead by a medical doctor and the corpse deposited at the mortuary for postmortem examination.
“Scene was visited by the commissioner of police, Mohammed K. Mohammed, and his management team, and the suspect was arrested and detained, while the commissioner has ordered for a full-scale investigation into the matter.”