By: Adetokunbo Fakeye
The Nigeria Inspector General of Police, IGP Mohammed A. Adamu, has condemned the glaring unprofessional conduct and misuse of firearms by a policeman at Ebem Ohafia area of Abia State on Friday, 17th April, 2020 which led to the unfortunate death of one Mr. Ifeanyi Arunsi.
The IGP, who 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 has set-up a Special Investigation Panel headed by the DIG Anthony Michael Ogbizi, fdc in charge of the Force Criminal Investigation Department to carry out a comprehensive investigation into the unfortunate incident.
The Panel, according to a statement by the Force PRO, DCP Frank Mba will 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.
In a related development, the IGP has ordered the immediate deployment of CP Janet Agbede as the new Commissioner of Police, Abia State.
The former CP Okon Ene has been redeployed to the Force Headquarters, Abuja.
IGP, while condoling the family and friends of the Late Ifeanyi Arun sir, enjoined 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.