By Tony Edike
ENUGU – THE Inspector General of Police, IGP, Mohammed Abubakar said in Enugu, Wednesday, that seven persons who took part in the murder of former Kwara State Commissioner of police, Chinwike Asadu, have been apprehended.
Abubakar made the disclosure in Enugu during his one day working visit to the state where the state government presented 100 patrol vehicles to the police to beef up security in the state.
He said that the suspects, who were arrested with the arms and ammunition have already been arraigned before a court of law but he did not disclose the location of the court.
“I know we have a nagging issue, that is the killing of our commissioner of police, we have arrested seven of those who took part in his killing. It is a very sad and horrific event that took place and that is why when I came for condolence, I did made a promise that we will do everything humanly possible to get those who killed Asadu and I am glad to tell Nigerians that seven of those who took part in the killing have been arrested and have been arraigned before a court of law,” Abubakar said while briefing newsmen in Enugu.
The IGP further disclosed that the police was still searching for other suspects, adding that the arrested suspects were charged for murder.
Apart from killing Asadu, he further said, the seven suspects had confessed that they murdered other innocent souls.
Abubakar warned that the police would not fold its arms and allow lawless people to terminate the lives of innocent people without being arrested, adding that the law must be enforced.
On the policemen who were recently murdered in Nassarawa State, Abubakar said that investigations were still on to ascertain what really happened.
While describing the brutal murder of the policemen as “callous and barbaric act”, he promised to brief the press on the outcome of their investigations at the appropriate time.
The IGP used the opportunity to commission the newly built and remodelled Police Hospital and Clinic in the South East and the vehicles procured by the government of Enugu State for the police.