IGP Orders Arrest Of Abductors Of DCP
Following the assault on a Deputy Commissioner of Police, at Brass Island on 24 February 2019, by youths suspected to be political thugs, the Inspector General of Police, Ag. IGP Mohammed Adamu has ordered the immediate arrest and persecution of the perpetrators of the act.
The IGP has also sent a high-powered delegation led by the DIG Elections South-South, DIG Fredrick Lakanu, for on the spot assessment of the situation.
According to a statement signed and issued in Yenagoa by the Police Public Relations Officer, Bayelsa State Command, DSP Asinim Butswat “on 24th February 2019, political thugs numbering over four hundred stormed the Government Jetty at Brass Island and assaulted a Deputy Commissioner of Police, who was deployed to supervise the elections in Bayelsa East Senatorial District.
“This conduct is viewed as a gross affront to the constituted authority and the laws of the land”.
The DIG, while addressing senior officers at the Bayelsa State Police Command condemned the act in its entirety and in line with the instructions of the Inspector general of Police, ordered for the identification, arrest and prosecution of all those connected, no matter how remote, their proxies and sponsors.
The DIG stated that the IGP was miffed by the ugly incident, but appreciates the conduct displayed by the officers in the face of obvious provocation.
DIG Fredrick Lakanu, also ordered for reinforcement of officers to flashpoints areas in the state to forestall any breakdown of law and order and urge the members of the public to be law abiding and not to be tempted to take the laws into their hands.
“The command hereby appeals to public-spirited individuals to assist the Police with useful information on the identity of the perpetrators and with any other information that may lead to the arrest of the suspects.”