Former Environment Commissioner Delta State John Nani nearly escaped death Monday because his officer was killed by a mobile police officer.
Nani, who is the executive director, for finance and administration of the Delta State Oil Development Commission, escaped death when his warden tried to get involved in a quarrel between him and a police officer allegedly linked to Seplat Petroleum Development Company Plc in Sapelama.
PUNCH gathered that trouble had begun when a Toyota Toyota Hilux van carrying Seplata staff members struck Nani’s car from behind in Ayogoda around 7 p.m.
While the former commissioner parked to check the level of damage inflicted on his vehicle, a mobile police officer allegedly attacked him.
An eyewitness said that the deceased police officer, who tried to intervene, was shot in the thigh.
“The mobile policeman wanted to shoot Nani, but his guard threw himself there and took the bullet.
“He was urgently transferred to the hospital, but he could not survive,” the eyewitness added.
The source said that the mobile policeman was arrested.
Attempts to reach SP State Police Officer Onome Onovwakpoyeya failed because she did not respond to her calls.