Ebem Ohafia incident: IGP sets up special probe panel, redeploys CP

April 21, 2020
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The Inspector General of Police, Mohammed Adamu, Tuesday, set up a special investigation panel over the alleged unprofessional conduct and misuse of firearms by a policeman at Ebem Ohafia area of Abia State.

Adamu also condemned the incident that took place on Friday, April 17, which led to the unfortunate death of one Mr. Ifeanyi Arunsi.

Further, the IGP 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.

Force Public Relations Officer, Frank Mba, said this in a statement in Abuja.

He added, “Meanwhile, the IGP 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 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.

“She takes over from CP Okon Ene who has 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.”

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