Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps has dismissed one of its personnel, Innocent Oshemi, for allegedly murdering a colleague and a Korean national.
Abdullahi Gana, Commandant General of NSCDC, disclosed this during a news conference briefing in Abuja, on Wednesday.
Gana said the murder of a fellow officer and a Korean national was an unfortunate incident; and one which the corps totally condemned.
News Agency of Nigeria reports that the Korean Tea Kun Kura was an employee of Samsung Heavy Industries in Lagos State.
Gana, represented by Jonathan Iyogho, Assistant Commandant General in charge of Protection of Critical Infrastructure, said that Oshemi, a Corps Assistant II, also allegedly killed Mamman Wuya, Senior Inspector of Corps at the Lagos Deep Offshore Logistics.
The CG said that Oshemi was found culpable by the Corps after series of investigations, and had been handed over to the Nigeria Police Force for prosecution.
He said: “We visited the police when they informed us of a Closed Circuit Television recording of the incident.
“A staff committee was set up by the corps to look into the case after the CCTV inspection.”
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 said: “He was disarmed by his colleagues in the office and was later handed over to the police.”
The Corps, however, debunked allegations by Oshemi that he was being owed money by the Corps.
He said: “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.”
Gana, who regretted the incident said, measures were, however, being taken by the corps to ensure there was no repeat.
He assured the public that safety of lives and properties was of paramount importance to the corps.