NDLEA Officers Implicated in Murder of 2-year-old in Police Custody
The Delta State Police Command on Tuesday confirmed the arrest of some officers of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) whose stray bullet allegedly killed a 2-year-old boy, Ivan Omhonria, in Okpanam area of the state capital territory.
Tragedy struck on July 13 when officers of the agency raided a suspected drug joint, leaving on its trail, the death of little Ivan while his younger brother sustained injuries as shreds of glasses shattered by bullet poured on him.
The kids were in their mother’s cake baking shop, enjoying a meal of corn after school hours when the incident happened.
Public Relations Officer of the Police command, DSP Bright Edafe, confirmed that the officers concerned were in police custody.
Edafe was responding to questions from journalists while parading some suspects arrested for kidnapping, armed robbery among others.