A member of the Nigerian Police force has once again snuffed out the life of a promising Air Force Officer in a bizarre occurrence said to have occurred in an ATM stand in the capital of Cross River State. identified as Val Monfort Sixtus has been cut shot by the bullet from the gun of a police officer.
The Air Force Officer identified as Val Monfort Sixtus met his death after he was shot by a police Sergeant on Wednesday, 26th December in Calabar, the Cross River State capital. The incident is reported to have taken place at the Unity Bank ATM Stand along Marian Road, Calabar a few hours before the popular Carnival Calabar Cultural Parade.
In a statement issued and signed by the Nigeria Air Force; NAF Special Mobility Group, Calabar on the 26th December, 2018, said that the shot Airman’s remains have been taken to the University of Calabar Teaching Hospital, UCTH.
The report with reference number NAF17/32770 CPL VAL MU, read
“The Airman was shot at about 0950HRS on 26 Dec 18 by a Police Sergeant at Unity Bank along Marian Road, Calabar. The remains of the deceased has been taken to the UCTH for autopsy. Though situation was tensed, TPS have been briefed to remain calm.”
On their own part the Nigeria Police represented by the Cross River Police Public Relations Officer, DSP Irene Ugbo said;
“The Police Officer that was posted to the bank as point of duty was sitting down when all of a sudden he heard some noise from the ATM Machine Stand. So, his duty as a Police Officer was to go there and find out what was really happening. When he got there, he was trying to interfere and he was like what is happening here? All of a sudden, the whole crowd attacked him, so, he released a bullet which went straight to an Air Force Officer.
“Although, he didn’t know because they were not on uniform – they were all on mufti. They actually attacked him, they slapped the Policeman first before he released the bullet, but it’s under control.
“The Airman died at the point, but the Commander and the Commissioner of Police were able to bring down the situation.”