The inspector-general of police, Kayode Adeolu Egbetokun, weekend, condemned the gruesome murder of SP Bako Angbashim.
The deceased was, at the time of his passing, the divisional police officer, Ahoada Division in Rivers State.
IGP’s condemnation was contained in a release by the force public relations officer, ACP Olumuyiwa Adejobi.
According to the statement, “The slain DPO was humiliated, gruesomely murdered, and mutilated by some hardened armed criminals in Ahoada area of Rivers State on Friday, 8th September, 2023, while on operation in the area.
“The IGP has however ordered immediate investigation, arrest, and prosecution of all the culprits that carried out the heinous and barbaric act”, adding that “such an act is not only an affront on our national status but also a reflection of lack of patriotism and gross illegality’.
The IGP emphasized that such nefarious acts against any operative in Nigeria ‘will not be taken with levity as all the perpetrators will be caused to face the full wrath of the law’.