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We'll track down cop killers, says Oyo police boss

13 May 2015, 20:33

Ibadan - The Oyo State Commissioner of Police, Mohammed Katsina, on Wednesday vowed to track down everyone involved in last month’s killing of a Divisional Police Officer(DPO) at Adekile area of Ibadan.

It is recalled that Chief Superintendent of Police, Ikeokwu Nworgu, was attacked by some hoodlums while on official duty at Adekile area of Ibadan.

The hoodlums had inflicted fatal machete cuts on him and also shot him.

Katsina, said the command had arrested another suspect who was close to the principal suspect said to be at large.

"We are getting close to arresting the second in command of those that killed the DPO, and until I nab the last man involved in killing him, I will not rest," he said.

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He said the arrested suspect, who had fled the area with others, was nabbed last week when information filtered in that he had returned to the area.

" The suspect was arrested around 2 a.m. in his house at Adekile," he said.

Katsina, who urged residents of the area to cooperate with the police by reporting the other suspects when sighted, added that the late officer’s service pistol was still in the possession of two of them.

The commissioner also disclosed that the late officer was buried in his village in Abia State on Friday.

" That marked the eclipse of a very promising, hardworking and courageous officer who died gallantly in the line of duty.

"He died leaving behind two kids; the eldest is nine years old, a wife, aged mother and siblings.

" His brother, who visited me, said the slain officer was the breadwinner of their family," he said. 




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