The National Police head in Japan stated on Thursday that he would resign in order to accept responsibility for the murder of former prime minister Shinzo Abe.
Itaru Nakamura, who is the head of the National Police Agency, made this revelation. His organization published a study on how it failed to save Abe’s life when he was shot on July 8. Abe was in a campaign rally in Nara, western Japan.
Nakamura did not say when his resignation would be official.
According to the police report, Abe’s police security had gaps that allowed the suspected assailant to shoot him from behind.
Tetsuya Yamagami, the alleged shooter, was detained on the spot and will undergo psychiatric testing through the end of November. According to Yamagami, he chose Abe as his target because of the former leader’s affiliation with the Unification Church, which he detested.
It is believed that Abe was shot with a handmade gun; because it produced a lot of smoke after it was discharged.
The news of the former prime minister’s passing shocked the whole globe. This is because of Japan’s reputation as one of the world’s safest places to live and its well-known tight gun laws.
Since a legislation banning guns and swords was passed in 1958, there has been very little gun violence in Japan.
Japanese civilians can purchase firearms only if they pass a 13-step protocol that includes an extensive background check, joining a hunting or shooting club, and being evaluated.
Recall that Shinzo Abe was shot on the morning of Friday, July 8, 2022 while making a speech. Abe, who assumed office in 2012 and served as prime minister for eight straight years, was Japan’s longest-serving leader.