PRESS RELEASE: RIVERS CRISIS: IGP Orders Full-Scale Investigation
- Promises To Do Justice To All
The Inspector-General of Police, IGP MD Abubakar, CFR, NPM, mni, psc has ordered a full-scale investigation into the incident, last Sunday, in Rivers State, where the Police have been alleged to have shot Senator Magnus Abe with rubber bullets.
In a bid to ensure a speedy probe of the incident, a special team of investigators from the Force CID, headed by CP Idris Umar Farouk, is to visit the scene of the incident and also interview all relevant parties to the said incident, including the organizers of the said event, Police officers and other key witnesses, so as to obtain a full and unbiased account of the incident that will aid the ongoing investigation.
While promising to maintain fairness and justice to all, the IGP calls on the citizens of the state to cooperate with the investigative team, maintain calm and shun all inflammatory or presumptuous statements. He further urged the good people of Rivers State to continue to respect the laws of the land while going about their normal businesses.
FORCE PUBLIC RELATIONS OFFICER,