Late Chris L. Eza
The Commanding Officer of Mopol 10 of the Bauchi State Police Command, Superintendent Chris L. Eza has been shot to death by a Corporal while on routine visit to a checkpoint along Ahmadu Bello way, Bauchi.
to sources, Chris Eza had gone out to get food at an eatery along Ahmadu Bello
way around 9pm when he saw some police officers on patrol. On observation, he
found out that one of them, the suspect, was not properly dressed and
immediately cautioned him. The junior officer, a Corporal, got angry and began
to grumble for being told to dress properly.
An angry Chris felt his action was unacceptable
and warned the officer that he was going to disarm him if he didn’t take care.
Instead of apologizing, the junior officer cocked his gun and threatened to
shoot his boss.
He told Eza that if he came
close to him, he would shoot. Calling his bluff, Eza moved towards the officer,
who immediately opened fire. Other officers around rushed Chris to the Abubakar
Tafawa Balewa University Teaching Hospital (ATBUTH) Bauchi where he was
declared dead on arrival.
Police Public Relation Officer DSP Haruna Mohammed confirmed the incident while speaking with newsmen in Bauchi on Friday. He said when the incident happened, “the victim was rushed to Abubakar Tafawa Balewa University Teaching Hospital Bauchi where he was certified dead by a Medical Doctor and the corpse deposited at the Mortuary for postmortem examination.”
Mohammed said the scene of the incident was visited by the Commissioner of Police Mohammed K. Mohammed and his management team.
He said the suspect was arrested and detained while the Commissioner of Police has ordered for a full scale investigation into the matter to know the reason why the suspect shot him to death.
Before his death, Chris served was former ADC to Delta state governor, Emmanuel Uduaghan before he was posted to Bauchi as MOPOL 10 Commander.