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Police debunk rumoured death of Delta police spokesman



By Sunday Onye, Senior Correspondent & Hannah Nathan

The Delta State Police Command has debunked the rumoured death of the state police spokesman, urging the public to disregard it.

The police commissioner assured the deceased family of justice following the arrest of the eight suspects involved in the act.

The police commissioner in a rejoinder signed by the public relations officer, DSP Bright Edafe on Tuesday said: “The Command is aware of a misleading viral WhatsApp post making the rounds that the PPRO Delta State command was shot dead at his apartment. The command wishes to debunk this false news in totality and advises members of the public to completely disregard it.

“For the avoidance of doubt and to put the record straight, the Command wishes to state that, on 28/11/2023 at about 0330 hours, one DSP Sunday Okoebor attached to the Command X-Squad was shot dead at his apartment. The late officer was shot dead by suspected armed robbers who broke into his apartment in the guise of being EFCC Operatives and on noticing he was a Police officer, he was shot in the head.

“The Commissioner of Police Delta State immediately detailed tactical teams to go all out for the suspects. At about 0630 hours of the same date, the reinforcement comprising of the Command’s Joint Security Outfit A.K.A Operation Delta Hawk arrested eight suspects who have confessed to the act and murder of the late police officer,” the statement reads.

The Commissioner of Police CP Wale Abass on behalf of the command commiserates with the family of the late officer and assured them of justice.

“Members of the public are advised to desist from spreading false news and urged to reach out to the command for clarification before going to the media,” he added.