The Inspector General of police, M.A Adamu has set up a special investigation panel to look into the unprofessional action and misapplication of firearms by a policeman at Ebem Ohafia area in Abia state on Friday, 17th April, 2020 which led to the unfortunate death of a certain Mr, Ifeanyi Arunsi. 

The IG has also ordered for the immediate appointment of Janet Agbede as the new commissioner of police, Abia state. 

This was disclosed in a statement signed by the Force Public Relations Officer, Frank Mba, on 21st of April, 2020. 

The statement reads;

The Inspector General of Police, IGP M.A Adamu, NPM, mni, has condemned the glaring unprofessional conduct and misuse of firearms by a policeman at Ebem Ohafia area of Abia State on Friday, 17th April, 2020 which led to the unfortunate death of one Mr. Ifeanyi Arunsi. The IGP equally condemns the resort to self-help by some people and the resultant arson and damage to Government property and operational assets of the Nigeria Police Force.


Meanwhile, the IGP has set-up a Special Investigation Panel headed by the DIG Anthony Michael Ogbizi, fdc in charge of the Force Criminal Investigation Department to carry out a comprehensive investigation into the unfortunate incident. The Panel will review police actions and inactions prior, during and after the death of Mr. Ifeanyi Arunsi and the circumstances surrounding the attack on the police station and damage to property.


In a related development, the IGP has ordered the immediate deployment of CP Janet Agbede as the new Commissioner of Police, Abia State. She takes over from CP Okon Ene who has been redeployed to the Force Headquarters, Abuja.


While condoling the family and friends of the Late Ifeanyi Arunsi, the IGP enjoins the people of Ebem Ohafia in Abia State not to take the laws into their own hands but rather allow the course of justice to prevail at all times. He assures that the investigation into this case will be swift and thorough noting that justice will surely be done to all parties.



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