Police AIG pledges to uncover culprits in Okrika shooting

Rotimi Amaechi, governor of Rivers state and chairman of Buhari cmpaign organization addressing APC supporters in Port Harcourt .... on January 6, 2015

The Assistant Inspector-General of Police in-charge of Zone 6, Johnson Ogunsakin, on Saturday pledged to uncover and prosecute those behind the killing of a police officer during an APC rally at Okrika in Rivers.

Mr. Ogunsakin, who described the death of the police officer as sad and painful, said everything possible would be done to unmask the perpetrators and bring them to justice.

The AIG told journalists in Port Harcourt that the death of the officer would spur him to “go to the root of what happened so that his death would not be in vain”.

Mr. Ogunsakin said he was in the state on the orders of the Inspector-General of Police to investigate the attack.

The deceased police officer was killed while three others, including a journalist, were injured when gunmen opened fire during the APC rally at Okrika on February 18.

“There is no time limit for this investigation but I assure you, it is going to be a thorough investigation as we will cover all the grounds,” he said.

According to him, he has gotten the cooperation of all the major political actors mentioned with regards to the incident.

The AIG said he would summon an enlarged meeting of Okrika people, cutting across political parties, religious bodies, traditional rulers and youth groups.

Mr. Ogunsakin said the police had engaged relevant stakeholders to ensure that such incident did not occur again in any part of the state.


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