The Commissioner of Police, Federal Capital Territory Command, Haruna Garba, has said that an operative of the Department of State Services who was involved in a shooting incident at the Garki International Market, Abuja, which left several persons injured and hospitalised, has been arrested and detained.
Garba told a national daily that investigation was still ongoing into the incident. He debunked claims that the DSS operative was walking free.
“The DSS operative is still in our custody; he has not been released, and investigation is still ongoing,” the Punch quotes the CP as saying.
Meanwhile, a fashion designer who patronises traders in the market confirmed to Frontline News Online that traders have kept their cam, following their initial outrage, as they heard that victims of the shooting are currently receiving treatment at some hospitals in Abuja.
A violent protest which was subsequently quelled by the police had erupted on Thursday night following the shooting of a fashion designer by a DSS operative who also shot indiscriminately and also injured several others.
It was learnt that a client brought the operative to the fashion designer’s shop for allegedly failing to deliver some clothes on an agreed date.