3 more suspects nabbed for 6 Delta police murder

Three additional criminal suspects linked to the killing of six police officers in Ohoro Forest, Ughelli North Local Government Area of Delta State on 23rd February, 2024, have been arrested by police operatives.

In a statement on Saturday, the Force Public Relations Officer, ACP Muyiwa Adejobi said this has brought the number of arrested suspects linked to the incident to eight.

Six other officers caught in the web are missing in action, ACP Adejobi said in a previous statement, issued last week Saturday that confirmed the arrest of five criminal suspects linked to the fatal fact-finding mission that ended in tragedy.

The Force spokesman said in the statement he issued on behalf of the Inspector-General of Police, IGP Kayode Egbetokun, said the three suspects were apprehended at different locations in the ongoing police investigation.

The statement said the arrested suspects are currently in custody and are assisting with the ongoing investigation.

He assured that the Nigeria Police Force is committed to ensuring that all those responsible for this reprehensible act, and many alike, are brought to justice swiftly and decisively.

According to the statement, “The Police assures that the suspects will soon have their day in court, with credible evidence, once investigations are concluded.

“The Nigeria Police is deeply saddened by the heinous act of violence against our officers who were diligently performing their duty to protect and serve the Community.

“Our thoughts and prayers are with the families of the fallen officers during this difficult time.

“We wish to reiterate that killers of our officers in this extant case, and many others, have murdered peace, and none of them will go unpunished”, ACP Adejobi stressed.

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