The acting Inspector General of Police, Ag. IGP Kayode Adeolu Egbetokun, NPM, Ph.D., has condemned in the strongest terms, the attack on Police Inspector, Omeje Matthew, who was attacked and macheted by armed hoodlums at his residence in Kabusa, Abuja.
IGP Egbetokun, who visited the National Trauma Centre, National Hospital, on Thursday to personally assess the condition of Inspector Omeje Matthew, said such attacks will not be tolerated.
A statement issued by the Force Spokesman, ACP Olumuyiwa Adejobi quoted the IGP as vowing that the perpetrators of such attacks will face the full force of the law.
According to the statement, the IGP emphasized that the attack on a Police Officer in the line of duty or off-duty “is an attack on the entire law enforcement community and the peace and security of our society.”
The statement noted that the IGP has directed the FCT Commissioner of Police to conduct a thorough investigation into the incident to ensure that the perpetrators are swiftly apprehended and brought to justice.
“The IGP also seizes the opportunity to charge other Commissioners of Police and Tactical Commanders to ensure proper closure of all pending investigations into attacks on police officers and men within their respective jurisdictions,” the statement reads.
“The Inspector General of Police while extending his heartfelt wishes for the speedy recovery of the assaulted Police Inspector and others who are in the same situation, and assuring them and their families of the full support and assistance of the Nigeria Police Force, calls on the public to cooperate with the Police in providing information that can aid in the swift resolution of this case.”