A Former operative of the defunct State Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS), James Eno, alias Bishop on Thursday shot his lover, Emezana Purity, for rebuffing his marriage proposals.
Eno, who is now at large, was attached to Ozoro Area Command, Isoko North Local Government Area, Delta State.
Trouble started when Purity allegedly turned down Eno’s marriage request upon discovering that he (Eno) was already married with a child. It was also gathered that Eno asked for a refund of N1.5 million he claimed to have spent on his lover during their five year relationship.
Purity’s family were said to have pleaded with the angry lover to wait till next Tuesday for the money to be paid. Eno allegedly turned up on 28th October at the victim’s family compound and shot her in the chest with his service pistol.
A source said, “He had told the family of Purity to refund the money he spent on her but they begged him to wait till next Tuesday. He calculated and pegged the money at 1.5million naira which they agreed to pay. But he came to the girl’s house yesterday with a service pistol and shot her straight on the chest.”
The victim is battling for her life at an undisclosed hospital in Warri.
A Delta State based civil rights activist, Israel Joe, who posted the incident said he has forwarded the medical report of the victim to the Delta State Commissioner of Police, CP Ari Muhammed Ali.
Israel called on the police authorities for the prompt arrest and prosecution of James Eno.
Joe said the victim’s family has reported the matter at the Ozoro Divisional Police Station.
A statement by Joe said: “The era of right abuses in the state is gradually coming to an end as no one is bigger than the law.”