The two policemen who beat up and killed one Ogar Jombo, a two-star officer of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC), in Abuja last month, have been dismissed and charged to court.
The Civil Defence officer died after he was assaulted by the two traffic wardens identified as TW GII Idoko Sunday and TW GII Katdel Dabit – for violating traffic rules.
The arraignment of the dismissed officer followed investigation, which indicted them for assault and excessive use of force on the deceased after his arrest.
A statement by the Force Spokesman, DCP Frank Mba in Abuja on Wednesday also noted forensic analysis by a pathologist as seen in the autopsy report clearly traced the cause of death to injuries inflicted on the deceased during his encounter with the traffic wardens.
Details of the update into the cause of death of Ogar read: “In keeping with the assurances by the Inspector General of Police, Ag. IGP Mohammed Adamu, to ensure a transparent, accountable, comprehensive and speedy investigation into the circumstances surrounding the death of the late ASC Ogar Jumbo, an Assistant Superintendent of the Nigerian Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC), the Nigeria Police have today arraigned in Court the two Traffic Wardens – TW GII Idoko Sunday and TW GII Katdel Dabit for complicity in the unfortunate death of the NSCDC Officer.
He also stated that the two traffic wardens have been remanded in Kuje Prisons pending the next adjournment of the case.