The Nigeria Police Force has reported that investigation is ongoing on the alleged killing of a police officer, Assistant Superintendent of Police (ASP) Mathew Akpos by the operatives of the State Command Special Anti-Robbery Squad, SARS, earlier this month.
The Inspector-General of Police, IGP Solomon E Arase directed the investigation and asked the general public to remain calm until the investigation is completed. The full press release on the case was signed by the Police force Public Relations Officer Olabisi Kolawale. The press release is below:
“· IGP calls for calm, assures justice will prevail
Following the unfortunate 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, fdc, NPM, has called for calm as the Police authorities has waded into the matter to ensure that justice is served.
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.
ACP OLABISI KOLAWOLE
FORCE PUBLIC RELATIONS OFFICER,