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Delta State Police Command says it has in its custody eight Suspected Robbers who acted as Operatives of the Economic And Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC , to rob and murder a Deputy Superintendent Of Police,DSP Sunday Okoebor in his apartment.
The Command in a rejoinder statement corrected an erroneous and misleading viral WhatsApp post suggesting that the State Police Command’s Public Relations Officer, PPRO, DSP Bright Edafe, was shot dead at his apartment.
Meanwhile, the State Commissioner of Police,CP Wale Abass, was said to have commiserated with the family of the late police officer and assured them of justice.
According to the statement signed and dispatched to News Planet International by the Command’s Police Public Relations Officer,PPRO, DSP Bright Edafe, it reads, “The Command is aware of a misleading viral WhatsApp post making the rounds that the PPRO Delta State command was shot dead at his apartment. The command wishes to debunk this false news in totality and advises members of the public to completely disregard it.
“For the avoidance of doubt and to put the record straight, the Command wishes to state that, on 28/11/2023 at about 0330 hours, one DSP Sunday Okoebor attached to the Command X-Squad was shot dead at his apartment.
” The late officer was shot dead by suspected armed robbers who broke into his apartment in the guise of being EFCC Operatives and on noticing he was a Police officer, he was shot in the head.
” The Commsioner of Police Delta State immediately detailed tactical teams to go all out for the suspects. At about 0630 hours of same date, the reinforcement comprising of the Command’s Joint Security Outfit A.K.A Operation Delta Hawk arrested eight suspects who have confessed to the act and murder of the late police officer.
“The Commissioner of Police CP Wale Abass on behalf of the command commiserate with the family of the late officer and assures them of justice.
“Members of the public are advised to desist from spreading false news and urged to reach out to the command for clarification before going to the media”.