As the Special Investigation Panel commences investigation into the allegations of extra-judicial killings, extortion, and unprofessionalism against Police Officers of the Anambra State Command and Zone 13 Ukpo-Dunukofia, the Nigeria Police Force has stated that Anambra RRS, Okuzu, will be reorganized and sanitized.
The Officers being probed are CSP Patrick Agbazue, Officer-in-charge of the Rapid Response Squad (RRS), Anambra State Command; SP Nwode Nkeiruka, the Police Public Relations Officer of the Zone 13 Headquarters, Ukpo-Dunukofia; and Inspector Harrison Akama attached to the RRS.
According to the Force Public Relations Officer, CSP Olumuyiwa Adejobi, the panel has been tasked to harness all available means and spread its tentacles towards ensuring all information received is properly examined to assist the investigations, report of findings, and recommendations.
“The Nigeria Police Force wishes to disabuse the minds of well-meaning members of the public and all interested stakeholders that the panel comprising respected and thoroughbred Officers- including officers of the IGP Monitoring Unit, reports directly to the Inspector-General of Police, and shall discharge the responsibility professionally and ensure justice.
“It is imperative to clear the air that the officers fingered in the trending allegation were never arrested or detained. Rather, they were summoned to the Force Headquarters for interrogation to have a clue on the trending allegations. Due to the denial of the allegations raised by a blogger, the Inspector-General of Police then set in motion the process for diligent investigations,” he said.
He added that the restructuring of Anambra RRS, Okuzu, to suit the present ideologies and administrative styles of the Force leadership would not in any way truncate the investigation into the allegations as many aggrieved persons have contacted the panel for more deliberations and information sharing.