Police: IGP asked to 'urgently' implement SARS reforms over killings

The Inspector-General of Police, Mohammed
Adamu has ordered an investigation into the recent killing that took place in Abia
where Mr Ifeanyi Arunsi was killed over allegation of misuse of firearms.

This was
has he redeployed the cp and ordered the deployment of Ms Janet Agbede as the new commissioner of police in Abia.


A
statement by the Force Public Relations Officer, DCP Frank Mba, on Tuesday in
Abuja said Agbede would take over from Mr Okon Ene who had been redeployed to
the Force Headquarters.

He said
the deployment of Agbede followed the unprofessional conduct and misuse of a
firearm by a policeman in Ebem Ohafia area of the state that led to the death
of one Ifeanyi Arunsi.

The IG
condemned the unfortunate incident that happened on Friday, adding that it was
glaring that the policeman was unprofessional in his conduct.

He
condemned the resort to self-help by some people in the area and the
destruction of government property and operational assets of the police.

Adamu
also constituted a Special Investigation Panel headed by Mr Anthony Ogbizi, the
Deputy Inspector General of Police in charge of the Force Criminal
Investigation Department.

He said
the panel would carry out a comprehensive investigation into the unfortunate
incident.

According
to him, the panel will review police actions and inactions prior, during and
after the death of Arunsi and the circumstances surrounding the attack on the
police station and damage on the property.

The IG
condoled with the family and friends of the late Arunsi and enjoined the people
of Ebem Ohafia not to take the laws into their hands.

He pledged that an investigation into the case would be swift and thorough, adding that justice
would prevail in the matter.

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