Police Commissioner Condemns Killing Of Ibuchim Ofezie By Police Officers In Plateau
…..Arrests Erring Officers to Face Justice CP Plateau Directs
The Commissioner of Police Plateau State Police Command, CP Bartholomew N. Onyeka, has condemned the killing of one Mr. Ibuchim Ofezie, aged 17yrs old, a resident of Agingi Community of Bassa Local Government Area, Jos by some obdurate police patrol operatives attached to “C” Division of Plateau State Command.
According to a press release on Monday, 3rd March 2023 signed by the Plateau State Police Public Relations Officer, DSP Alfred Alabo, said that the Police boss who described the incident as a paradox asserted that Police officers are empowered by law to bear firearms to protect the lives of the citizenry and not to take lives with them.
The statement read partially, “In order to ensure that the erring patrol team does not evade justice, the Commissioner of Police has immediately ordered their arrest.
“The five (5) officers who made up the patrol team have been arrested and are currently being investigated at the Homicide Section of the Plateau State Criminal Investigation Department Jos (SCID).
“The CP assures the family and friends of the deceased and Plateau residents as a whole, of justice and that the culprits would be thoroughly investigated and made to face the wrath of the law according to their involvement in the vicious killing.
“He further promised that the outcome of the investigation will be made public.