IG Arase reacts to killing of ASP by SARS operatives
Following the death of a Police officer, ASP Mathew Akpos, allegedly killed by operatives of the State Command Special Anti-Robbery Squad, SARS, earlier this month, and ensuing protests by aggrieved citizens, the Inspector-General of Police, IGP Solomon E Arase, has called for calm, assuring that the Police authority has waded into the matter to ensure that justice is served.
A statement by Force spokesperson, ACP Bisi Kolawole, on Tuesday said “Upon the receipt of the information, the IGP immediately directed that the matter be investigated to ensure justice is served.”
“Meanwhile, all the Policemen linked with the killing of the officer have been arrested, detained and are presently undergoing investigation, for subsequent prosecution.”
“The IGP called on the family and friends of the deceased officer to remain calm and patient as the Police authority will not relent in their efforts to ensure professionalism in carrying out their constitutional assignment.”