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#Extra-judicial killing: Bayelsa CP orders for discreet investigation and autopsy



The Commissioner of Police Bayelsa State Command, CP Echeng E. Echeng has ordered for discreet investigation and autopsy to determine the cause of death of Goodluck Oviekeme ‘m’ 27yrs.

This was disclosed in a press statement signed by Bayelsa Command’s Police Public Relations Officer, SP Asinim Butswat in Yenagoa on Saturday.

According to the Police in a press statement entitled: “Sudden And Unnatural Death of A Suspect In Custody” said the deceased suspect was arrested in connection with the armed robbery incident that occurred on 21 September, 2021, at Biogbolo, Yenagoa, when suspected hoodlums attacked Police Patrol team, fatally injured one Inspector Ugbotor Sunday and carted away his rifle.

The statement read partly: “Preliminary Investigation reveals that Goodluck Oviekeme was the mastermind of the attack on the patrol team. He was arrested on 22 September, 2021 at about 0300 hours, while in Police custody the suspect was observed to be running high temperature and was rushed to the hospital where he eventually died.

“The CP condoles with the family of the deceased and assured the general public that investigation has commenced and the outcome will be made public,” he stated.