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IGP Egbetokun orders fresh ivestigation as suspect dies in Police custody

IGP Egbetokun orders fresh ivestigation as suspect dies in Police custody

Inspector-General of Police, IGP Kayode Egbetokun, has ordered a fresh investigation into how Erasmus Emhenya, allegedly died in police custody at the Nyanya Divisional Police Headquarters, FCT, on April 10, 2023. This directive aims to uncover the truth and ensure justice.

This was contained in a statement by the Nigerian Police Force on Tuesday, July 9th.

The IGP’s decision comes in response to public outcry and concerns regarding the circumstances surrounding Emhenya’s death.

The statement reads: “The Inspector-General of Police, IGP Kayode Adeolu Egbetokun PhD., NPM. has been apprised of the controversy surrounding the death of a young man named “Erasmus Emhenya” who allegedly died in police custody at the Nyanya Divisional Police Headquarters, FCT on the 10th of April 2023, and has thereby ordered for fresh investigation to unravel the cause of death and ensure the prevalence of justice.


“The Inspector-General of Police who has expressed his grave concern over the incident, has further directed the DIG FCID to immediately commence a thorough and transparent investigation into the matter and forward the report as soon as possible.

“The IGP therefore calls for calm and support from members of the public on the matter while assuring that the police will continually uphold and protect people’s human rights in their day-to-day activities. He equally reassures the public of the Police’s commitment to sustaining its internal control mechanism to deal decisively and sanction any erring police personnel who engage in unprofessional conduct.

“The IGP hereby commiserates with the family of the deceased and prays for the repose of his soul.”

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