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NIGERIA: Oshiomhole’s aide: ACN calls for removal of DIG

The National Youth Leader, Action Congress of Nigeria, Miriki Ebikibina, has faulted the Inspector-General of Police, Abubakar Mohammed, for exonerating his men of alleged shoddy investigation in the murder case of Olaitan Oyerinde, Principal Private Secretary to Governor Adams Oshiomhole.

Oshiomhole had on Thursday, during the launch of a new code of conduct for the Nigeria Police accused the Deputy Inspector-General, Force CID, Peter Gana, and other investigating officers of bungling the investigation into Oyerinde’s murder.

He said the police had a hand in the gruesome murder of his former principal secretary.

Abubakar on Friday dismissed Oshiomhole’s allegations and said he would fully respond to the governor’s allegation “at the appropriate time and in due course.”

Ebikibina however called for sanctioning of the affected police officers.

He said, “The ineptitude of the police command is a shame. The IGP ought to have placed the DIG on suspension and set up a thorough investigation panel to unravel the serious allegations the governor raised against the police

“It is saddening and unacceptable for the IGP, whose command, after almost one year, was unable to unmask the real killers of Oyerinde, to defend and engage the governor in an exchange of words.

“It is not only a disservice to the ethics of the police profession, but a clear demonstration of corruption.”

According to Ebikibina, ACN was in support of the call for the immediate sacking of the DIG.

“We call on the IGP to take the bull by the horn and stop playing politics with Oyerinde’s death,” he added.

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