The Inspector General of Police, IGP Mohammed Adamu has set-up a Special Investigation Panel headed by the DIG Anthony Michael Ogbizi in charge of the Force Criminal Investigation Department to carry out a comprehensive investigation into the killing of one Mr. Ifeanyi Arunsi by a policeman at Ebem Ohafia area of Abia State last Friday.
The Panel would review police actions and inactions prior, during and after the death of Mr. Ifeanyi Arunsi and the circumstances surrounding the attack on the police station and damage to property.
Force Public Relations Officer, DCP Frank Mba who disclosed this in a statement in Abuja on Tuesday informed that the IGP condemned “the glaring unprofessional conduct and misuse of firearms by a policeman” in the said incident which led to the unfortunate death of the victim.
Mba also said that the IGP equally condemned the resort to self-help by some people and the resultant arson and damage to government property and operational assets of the Nigeria Police Force (NPF).
He however, informed that the IGP had ordered the immediate deployment of CP Janet Agbede as the new Commissioner of Police, Abia State adding that she takes over from CP Okon Ene who had been redeployed to the Force Headquarters, Abuja.
“While condoling the family and friends of the late Ifeanyi Arunsi, the IGP enjoins the people of Ebem Ohafia in Abia State not to take the laws into their own hands but rather allow the course of justice to prevail at all times.
“He assures that the investigation into this case will be swift and thorough noting that justice will surely be done to all parties”, he added.
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