Abia police killing: IG has averted major crisis – Senator Abaribe

The Senate Minority Leader, Senator Enyinnaya Abaribe, has said that the Inspector General of Police, Mohammed Adamu, has averted a dangerous slide into major crisis in Abia State, over the reported cases of extra-judicial killings by men of the police force.
The IGP, Senator Abaribe said, acted wisely to effect the changes in the police leadership in its Abia State command as well as ordering an investigation into the various police killings, especially the Ohafia brutal episode, which resulted in violent reactions by a section of the citizenry.
Abaribe was optimistic that the measures taken by the police authorities would be far-reaching enough and that the probe will unearth the culprits for appropriate punishment that will mitigate against further occurrence, not only in the South East, but every part of Nigeria.
The lawmaker who also frowned at the deliberate twisting of facts in the circumstances that led to the alleged police brutal killing of the petrol attendant in Ogbor Hill, Aba by the Minister of Information, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, but appealed to the petrol workers (NUPENG) to exercise patience on their threat to embark on strike over the matter.
In a statement in Abuja by his Media Adviser, Uchenna Awoniyi, the lawmaker said: “It is unfortunate that a top government official would delve into a matter that he is not connected with to tell ugly tales, even when the police had owned up to the gruesome incident.
“Justice must be done in the matter, this I can assure. Notwithstanding, I appeal to NUPENG to wait for the outcome of investigation into the matter”.

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