Andy Ukoh, a hotel security guard, accidentally shot and killed Inspector Richard Felix while attempting to rescue him from attackers in Yola, Adamawa State. Inspector Felix had been attacked by five individuals known as the ‘Shila’ gang, and Ukoh, who intervened to help, mistakenly shot the police officer.
Both Ukoh and one of the attackers, Mordecai Elisha, were arrested and remanded in a correctional center for charges including criminal conspiracy, unlawful possession of a weapon, and culpable homicide.
Ukoh pleaded not guilty, while Mordecai admitted to committing the offenses.
The deceased, an officer with 43 PMF Lagos State, was killed on his way home in Jambutu, Yola North LGA, from a hotel on January 1, 2024. The incident occurred around 1:00 am when the officer was trailed and attacked by at least five assailants, including Mordecai, shortly after leaving the hotel. The case has been adjourned to January 18, 2024, awaiting legal advice from the Director of Public Prosecution (DPP).