Police Officer Who Killed 6 Igbo Traders in Apo Reinstated by Nigerian Police Force. It was a shocking moment when the Nigerian Police Force reinstated the officer who killed six Igbo traders on June 7, 2005, at Apo, a settlement in Abuja.
Mr. Ibrahim Danjuma, a Deputy Commissioner of Police, was responsible for the murder of five young auto spare parts traders and a young woman, in Apo.
The victims involved were on their way from a nightclub in area 11, when they were asked to stop at a police checkpoint and next was the extra-judicially murdered by a group of policemen headed by Mr. Danjuma.
The victims involved were; Ekene Isaac Mgbe, Ifeanyi Ozor, Chinedu Meniru, Paulinus Ogbonna, Anthony Nwokike, and Augustina Arebu.
According to Saharareporters, the directive for the officer’s reinstatement was contained in a Police wireless message (DTO 1718000/11/2017) addressed to the Police Service Commission. Claims by SaharaReporters revealed that the reinstatement of the officer Danjuma and other police officers included in the message following their successful “appeal of their dismissal from the Force”. The officers are Danjuma Ibrahim, a Deputy Commissioner of Police; Fausat Azeez Oduwole, an Assistant Commissioner of Police; Bethram C Onuoha, Chief Superintendent, Okwuonu Allwell, a Chief Superintendent; Nonyerem Ejike Akubuike; a Deputy Superintendent of Police; Barakiya Yusuf and Onuorah Emmanuel, both Assistant Superintendents of Police. However, Oseni Tajudeen, whose appeal was rejected, had his dismissal upheld.
DCP Ibrahim Danjuma, the wireless message showed, will be paid the arrears of his salary dating back to June 18, 2005, and sent on a refresher course. Danjuma was revealed as the officer who shot some of the traders and strangled the only female traveling that night they encountered the bloodthirsty police team.