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Kwara State Commissioner of Police Chinwike Asadu Shot Dead in Enugu

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The level of insecurity of lives in the country, even among those who are supposed to uphold law and order in the society, was again emphasized this weekend with the killing of a Police Commissioner.

Sadly, the Kwara State Commissioner of Police, Chinwike Asadu, was shot dead by unknown gunmen on Saturday night near his home in Enugu state.

His police orderly and driver who were reportedly with him at the time of the incident sustained serious bullet wounds and are said to be lying critically at the National Orthopaedic Hospital, Enugu. Vanguard reports that the incident occurred at Amorji Nike, near the densely populated Abakpa Nike area in Enugu East local government area within the state capital at about 10 pm.

The Police Commissioner, who  visited his home in Enugu at the weekend, was driving into his private residence when the assailants who may have laid an ambush around his residence attacked him and his aides about 100 metres away from his house. CP Asadu, according to sources, had a visitor whom he escorted along with his driver and a police orderly posted to guard his residence from Abakpa Police Division, leaving behind the official escort team that came with him from Kwara State Police Command.

They were returning to the house after dropping the visitor when they suddenly noticed a bus trailing them behind as they branched into his street only for the gunmen to start firing at the vehicle from the rear.

The gunmen were said to have shot sporadically killing the CP and wounding the two policemen but before they escaped, they reportedly took away the rifle of the orderly whose body was riddled with bullets.

The State Police Public Relations Officer, Mr. Ebere Amaraizu confirmed the incident when Vanguard contacted him yesterday, describing the attack as very unfortunate. He said that the CP was on a private visit to his home in Enugu when the incident occurred.

According to him, the police would do everything possible to fish out the assailants as investigations into the bizarre incident have already commenced.

So sad. May his soul Rest In Peace.

Adeola Adeyemo is a graduate of Industrial Relations and Personnel Management from University of Lagos. However, her passion is writing and she worked as a reporter with NEXT Newspaper. She believes that anything can be written about; anything can be a story depending on the angle it is seen from and the writer's imagination. When she is not writing news or feature articles, she slips into her fantasies and creates interesting fiction pieces. She blogs at www.deolascope.blogspot.com

20 Comments

  1. gistyinka

    March 3, 2013 at 5:11 pm

    RIP to the late Kwara State Commissioner of Police.. http://www.gistyinka.com

  2. Up lawal omupo

    March 3, 2013 at 5:49 pm

    huunnmm, the mighties are falling. A serious state of INSECURITY, may GOD in his ultimate marjesty help the helpless. WHAT CAN WE SAY?

  3. @ajiriavae

    March 3, 2013 at 6:19 pm

    Obviously an assasination. May God help us all.

  4. Rey

    March 3, 2013 at 6:34 pm

    So sorry

  5. Ibrahim Dahiru

    March 3, 2013 at 7:25 pm

    May his soul rest in peace pls why dont we be at red alart every minut pls i am a rank and file in the npf pls i have an advice 2 my fppro if he wish am available at pck sir

  6. Patrick

    March 3, 2013 at 9:14 pm

    A Commissioner of Police wasted just like that? What’s the fate of we bloody civilians then? It is obvious that we are in a state of emergency. The Nigerian State is in grave danger. The leadership is utterly weak and lacks seance of direction. If care is not taken, we shall all wake up one morning and found out that Nigeria is up in flame. May God deliver us.

  7. PD

    March 3, 2013 at 9:35 pm

    Really pathetic.Which way Nigeria????

  8. Freedom

    March 4, 2013 at 12:50 am

    What is all this noise over the death of “an ordinary commissioner of police”? An army general was gunned down in cold blood in his compound. the attorney General of the Country was callously murdered when all the 6 policemen guarding him “went” to eat. Police headquarters was bombed. United Nations building Abuja was dynamited and scores of innocent souls were gruesomely murdered. Funso Williams was killed in his bedroom. Kabiru Sokoto was arrested and he managed to “escap”e under the watchful eye of Zakari Biu (a disgraced and disgruntled police officer). It took the sacking IGP RINGIM to rearrest the fleeing Kabiru Sokoto! Since the sacking of RINGIM – BOKO HARAM has become bolder and more daring… Kidnapping is 2 for One Naira. Police men, soldiers, customs, immigration, civil servants etc. all live above their means and nobody can talk. The likes of JOHN YUSUFF (POLICE PENSION THIEF), TAFA BALOGUN, CECILLIA IBRU, ERASTUS AKINGBOLA, JAMES IBORI are the “smart” Nigerians. Bunkering is normal business. Darkness is our national pride. The judiciary is confused and emasculated. The Federal Police is grossly deficient and embarrassingly incompetent (ask ADAMS OSHIOMOLE). There is so much to be gained by way of STATE POLICE – but our politicians will NOT support that. WHY? With State Police, professionalism will be brought in and criminals are more likely to be caught faster and properly prosecuted. Since our politicians are the criminals you will not ask them to commit suicide. Jonathan can pretend that all is well… And it gradually dawns on all of us that INDEED – NIGERIA IS A FAILED STATE.

  9. Neni

    March 4, 2013 at 1:05 am

    Doesn’t sound like twas a ‘very private visit’. May His soul RIP. I just pray the perpertrators of this wicked act be fished out!

  10. Sara Adebayo

    March 4, 2013 at 1:32 am

    They deserve the death penalty!! this is just unacceptable . RIP Sir and thank you for your service in our nation.

  11. Toyin

    March 4, 2013 at 2:59 am

    Wat now happens when the pple we expt to protect us are victims themselves …..RIP

    • opeyemi

      April 23, 2013 at 7:06 pm

      Painful,ASADU gone so soon may his soul rest in perfect peace

  12. Udotong

    March 4, 2013 at 3:18 am

    R. I. P Asadu

  13. felicia

    March 4, 2013 at 4:08 am

    am stock on “the nigeria police”, its “the nigerian police,” if they cannot fix something so little what makes you think they will fix the insecurity problem.

    • Italian Princess

      March 4, 2013 at 9:07 am

      I think you might have meant to type “I’m stuck…” but it’s fine baby girl… this is a no-judgement zone :p

  14. terngu shamo

    March 4, 2013 at 4:28 am

    God help Nigeria

  15. chinedu

    March 5, 2013 at 10:22 am

    This is why i wanted to enter force after all i suffered to enter sss,wrote exam they went at the back and took people that bribed them,people that called them on phone and said my son is so so person,even the exam we took we didn’t even see the result…after that i’ve decided not to have anything with this country,they need clean youths in police force those youths are out there without work including me…i wanted to join the force with full dedication but at the end of the day i’ve seen that if you don’t have anybody on top forget it…We are not helping ourselves in this country all the faults is from our hands.

  16. chinedu

    March 5, 2013 at 10:23 am

    look at how they wasted this man’s life,a man that brought out his heart to work for his country….is painful.

  17. chinedu

    March 5, 2013 at 10:23 am

    mtscheew!

  18. ASHAOLU P OLUWAFEMI

    March 6, 2013 at 10:07 am

    Rest (I PP)

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