Man drowns in well, police begin investigation

The Enugu State Police Command on Sunday
launched an investigation into the
circumstances surrounding the drowning of
Justus Oruka in a well in Enugu State .

A statement by the command’ s spokesman , SP
Ebere Amaraizu , issued in Enugu, said the
incident occurred at 10: 00a .m. on Thursday,
September 21, 2017. Amaraizu said the
Homicide and Criminal Investigation
departments were doing everything they could
to unravel the cause of the incident .

He noted that the victim, who lived at Uli
Street, Ogui in Enugu , got drowned in a well
inside an uncompleted building located at
Pocket Layout in Nkpokiti in the state capital .
“People were seen gathered in their large
numbers in Nkpokiti axis of Enugu to see
things for themselves , while expressing shock
and sorrow as they received the ugly
information about a man that allegedly got
drowned in a well filled with water at the
house where he was working as a house
keeper .

“It was further gathered that when he was
eventually recovered from the well and rushed
to Eastern Nigeria Medical Centre , he was
confirmed dead by the doctor on duty, ” he

Meanwhile, the police operatives are trying to
unravel the circumstances surrounding what
could be classified as a sudden and unnatural
death of the victim, whose body has been
deposited at the hospital mortuary for medical
In another development, a retired
Commissioner for Police and Ondo State
chairman of Association of Retired Polices of
Nigeria (ARPON ), Samuel Adetuyi , has urged
police officers across the country to desist
from activities and conduct that will dent the
image of Nigeria Police Force ( NPF) .

Adetuyi said this in Akure recently during the
70th birthday celebration, launching and public
presentation of his autobiography titled:
“Policing in Nigeria: My Story, ” advising them
to make crime less attractive in the society .
Despite all the challenges facing security
agencies in the nation , especially the police, the
former commissioner pointed out that they
could still surmount all difficulties for more
effective service delivery .

He, however, tasked government at all levels
and the general public to prioritize training,
infrastructural development and welfare of the
police, urging the latter for more robust
The book was reviewed by the former Ondo
State Head of Service, Ajose Kudehinbu, who
told the story of the author and the societal
misconceptions against the police .

Kudehinbu, as contained in the book ,
advocated that the police should prioritize the
purchase of dogs to enhance effective policing ,
revealing that the public obey dogs more than
human orders . 

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