The Delta State Police Command’s Joint Security Outfit, Operation Delta Hawk, has arrested eight suspected armed robbers in connection with the alleged murder of a policeman, DSP Sunday Okoebor.
The deceased, until his death, was attached to the Command’s X-Squad.
He was shot dead in his apartment by suspected armed robbers on Tuesday at about 0330 hours.
The Police Public Relations Officer, DSP Bright Edafe, confirmed this in a statement.
“For the avoidance of doubt and to put the record straight, the Command wishes to state that, on 28/11/2023 at about 0330 hours, one DSP Sunday Okoebor attached to the Command X-Squad was shot dead at his apartment,” he said.
“The late officer was shot dead by suspected armed robbers who broke into his apartment in the guise of being EFCC operatives and on noticing he was a police officer, he was shot in the head.”
Edafe noted that the suspects have confessed to the murder.
He said the Commissioner of Police, CP Wale Abass, has commiserated with the family of the late officer and assured them of justice.
He also debunked rumours of a misleading viral WhatsApp post making the rounds that he (PPRO) was shot dead in his apartment.
“The command wishes to debunk this false news in totality and advises members of the public to completely disregard it.
“Members of the public are advised to desist from spreading false news and urged to reach out to the command for clarification before going to the media,” he added.
Turkish Super Lig champions Galatasaray are lining up a January move for Club Brugge...
Former Tottenham Hotspur star, Darren Bent has claimed that Manchester United are too big...
Manchester United legend Dwight Yorke has told manager Erik ten Hag not to allow...