Rivers: Police investigate death of DSP, others


The Inspector-General of Police, Ibrahim Idris said a high-powered investigation team has been directed to investigate circumstances surrounding the death of DSP Mohammed Alkali and other missing officers during the re-run elections in Rivers State.

A statement issued in Abuja on Tuesday by the Force Spokesman, Deputy Commissioner of Police Don Awunah, said the IGP’s master plan on election security would continue to be improved upon for future elections

“This master plan will usher in credible, fair, free and acceptable elections in accordance with the principles of democratic policing and international best practices,” Awunah said.

He said some disgruntled elements in the state attempted to foist violence and insecurity on the populace that were generally peace loving.

“Comparatively, the re-run election was a huge success in contrast to past elections in the state that were usually characterised by violence and wanton destruction of lives and property,” he said.

The IGP expressed satisfaction with the performance of the police officers deployed to Rivers State for the elections.

“The IGP condoles with the family for this great loss and identify with the grief of his colleagues,” he said.

Awunah said a high powered investigation team has been directed to unravel the circumstances surrounding the death of the officer.


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