A Corps Assistant II with the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC), Mr Innocent Oshemi who murdered two persons, one of them a Korean national on April 8, 2019 at the Lagos Deep Offshore Logistics (LADOL) has been dismissed by the NSCDC, to enable him properly face prosecution.
The NSCDC Commandant General, Mr Abdullahi Gana who disclosed this during a news conference briefing in Abuja, on Wednesday, saying Oshemi was found culpable by the Corps after series of investigations, and described the sad event as an unfortunate incident; and one which the corps totally condemned.
Gana highlighted that Oshemi who killed a fellow officer, Mamman Wuya, Senior Inspector of Corps and a Korean national, Tea Kun Kura, an employee of Samsung Heavy Industries (SHI) in Lagos State has since been handed over to the police.
“We visited the police when they informed us of a Closed Circuit Television (CCTV) recording of the incident”, Gana who was represented by Jonathan Iyogho, Assistant Commandant General (ACG) in charge of Protection of Critical Infrastructure, stated.
“A staff committee was set up by the corps to look into the case after the CCTV inspection,” he said.
He narrated that on April 8, 2019, the corps had received a report stating that a personnel had shot and killed his colleague and a Korean working in the same premises with the personnel.
“He was disarmed by his colleagues in the office and was later handed over to the police,” he said.
The Corps, however, debunked allegations by Oshemi that he was being owed money by the Corps.
“We do not pay our personnel directly because we are under IPPIS and they are in charge of salary payment.
“Our men working at LADOL are, however, being paid stipends into their accounts,” he said.
Gana, who regretted the incident said, measures were, however, being taken by the corps to ensure there was no repeat, and assured the public that safety of lives and properties was of paramount importance to the corps.