The Inspector-General of Police (IGP), Usman Baba, has established a special investigative team to probe allegations of extrajudicial killings, corruption, and high-handedness levelled against some police officers serving at Zone 13 Command, Ukpo-Dunukofia, and Anambra State Command.
This development was disclosed by the Force Public Relations Officer, Olumuyiwa Adejobi, in a statement obtained on Friday.
The allegations of police brutality and human rights violations surfaced after a blog accused CSP Patrick Agbazue, a senior police officer in Anambra State, of being involved in the kidnapping, torture, and murder of citizens.
The blog further alleged that Agbazue and his team were even worse than their infamous predecessor, James Nwafor, who was accused of similar crimes during his tenure as head of the Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS) in Anambra.
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Reacting to the allegations on Friday, Adejobi said, “In light of the serious allegations levelled against the officers – CSP Patrick Agbazue, officer-in-charge of Rapid Response Squad, Anambra State Command, SP Nwode Nkeiruka, the PPRO of Zone 13 Headquarters, Ukpo-Dunukofia, and Inspector Harrison Akama attached to the RRS, reported at the Force Headquarters, Louis Edet House, Abuja on Friday.
“This was in the directive of the IG for commencement of investigations to ascertain the veracity of the allegations for further necessary action, while the panel has been given a period of two weeks to come up with a report of investigations.”