IGP orders fresh probe of death in custody, assures of justice

The Inspector-General of Police, IGP Kayode Adeolu Egbetokun has been apprised of the controversy surrounding the death of a young man named “Erasmus Emhenya” who allegedly died in police custody at the Nyanya Divisional Police Headquarters, FCT on the 10th of April 2023.

In a statement the Force Public Relations Officer Force Headquarters, ACP Olumuyiwa Adejobi, said the IG has ordered for fresh investigation to unravel the cause of death and ensure the prevalence of justice.

The Inspector-General of Police who has expressed his grave concern over the incident, has further directed the DIG FCID to immediately commence a thorough and transparent investigation into the matter and forward the report as soon as possible.

The IGP therefore calls for calm and support from members of the public on the matter while assuring that the police will continually uphold and protect people’s human rights in their day-to-day activities.

He equally reassures the public of the Police’s commitment to sustaining its internal control mechanism to deal decisively and sanction any erring police personnel who engage in unprofessional conduct.

The IGP hereby commiserates with the family of the deceased and prays for the repose of his soul.

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