The Inspector General of Police, IGP, Muhammad Adamu, has condemned what he described as “unprofessional conduct” and ad set up an investigation panel over the misuse of firearms by a policeman at Ebem Ohafia area of Abia State on Friday, which led to the unfortunate death of one Mr. Ifeanyi Arunsi.
In a statement by the Spokesperson of the Force Headquarters, Frank Mba on Tuesday, 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.”
The Special Investigation Panel, headed by the DIG Anthony Michael Ogbizi, in charge of the Force Criminal Investigation Department, is charged “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,” the statement read.
Furthermore, 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.
Adamu condoled the family and friends of the Late Ifeanyi Arunsi and 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.”