IGP vows to prosecute perpetrators




IGP vows to prosecute perpetrators
IGP vows to prosecute perpetrators


Inspector General of Police, Ibrahim Idris has vowed to prosecute any person involved in the killing of a senior police officer and others, who were beheaded during the December 10 legislative rerun elections in Rivers State.
Receiving protesters, who stormed police headquarters in Abuja, yesterday, Idris, assured them of police commitment to ensuring that those involved are brought to book.
Represented by Assistant Inspector General of Police in-charge of Operations, Alkali Baba-Usman, the police boss said the investigation into the barbaric act has since commenced.
The police recently paraded some persons suspected to have carried out the killing of DSP Alkali Mohammed.
Carrying placards with various inscriptions, the protesters marched from the Eagle Square to the headquarters.
The group, National Support Groups for Good Governance (NSGGG), urged security agencies in the country to intensify efforts in ensuring that those behind the killings in Rivers did not go unpunished.
Coordinator of the group, Mr. Abdulwahab Ekakhide, who made the appeal, also condemned the recent killings, which affected a senior police officer and some innocent people, including the alleged abduction of officials of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).
It is painful losing innocent lives that were on national assignment in Rivers for the protection of lives and property.
We appeal to both police and other security agents to ensure that anybody who masterminded the killings faces the full wrath of the law,” he said.
Meanwhile, Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has called for a holistic investigation into the rerun elections.
The party made the call, yesterday, in a statement issued by its National Publicity Secretary, Prince Dayo Adeyeye.
The PDP said it is ‘sarcastic’ for Idris to set up a panel to investigate alleged threatening phone calls by Rivers Governor, Nyesom Wike, and ignore alleged cases of killings and hijack of electoral materials during the rerun poll.
The opposition party said it is an only holistic investigation into the entire processes of the poll, carried out by a non-partisan and independent committee that will reveal what actually happened during the election.
The PDP noted that it will resist any selective investigation on issues pertaining to the rerun poll.