The Inspector General of Police (IGP), Mohammed Abubakar Adamu, has ordered the immediate deployment of CP Janet Agbede as the new Commissioner of Police, Abia State.
Confirming the report, Force Public Relations Officer Force Headquarters, Abuja, DCP Frank Mba, said she took over from CP Okon Ene who had been redeployed to the Force Headquarters, Abuja
Mba also disclosed that the IGP had set up a Special Investigation Panel headed by the DIG Anthony Michael Ogbizi in charge of the Force Criminal Investigation Department to carry out a comprehensive investigation into the unfortunate incident.
He said the Panel would review police actions and inactions prior, during and after the death of Mr. Ifeanyi Arunsi and the circumstances surrounding the attack on the police station and damage to property.
Mba added that the IGP condemned the glaring unprofessional conduct and misuse of firearms by a policeman at Ebem Ohafia area of Abia State on Friday, 17th April, 2020 which led to the unfortunate death of Mr. Ifeanyi Arunsi.
He said the IGP equally condemned the resort to self-help by some people and the resultant arson and damage to Government property and operational assets of the Nigeria Police Force.
While condoling with the family and friends of the late Ifeanyi Arunsi, he said the IGP enjoined the people of Ebem Ohafia in Abia State not to take the laws into their own hands but rather allow the course of justice to prevail at all times.
The IGP was quoted to have assured that the investigation into this case would be swift and thorough noting that justice would surely be done to all parties.