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Nabbed Policemen who killed ASP in Bayelsa arrested

The Inspector General of Police say the operatives that murdered a senior police officer in Bayelsa State have been arrested.

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Members of the Special Anti-Robbery Squad of the Bayelsa State Police Command who allegedly killed an Assistant Superintendent of Police, Matthew Akpos, in the state earlier this month, have been arrested and are being detained while investigations go on, the Inspector General of Police, Solomon Arase, has said.

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The IGP added that all the policemen linked with the killing of the officer which caused a lot of tension in his local community, have been nabbed and will face the full weight of the law for killing the man and claiming he was an armed robber.

Akpos was allegedly killed by operatives of SARS with a huge protest carried by aggrieved citizens of his community over the manner he was killed.

Arase had then urged Nigerians to be calm, adding that police authorities have waded into the matter to ensure that justice was served.

The Force Public Relations Officer (FPRO), ACP Olabisi Kolawole, in a statement signed by the IGP, said:

“Upon the receipt of the information, the IGP immediately directed that the matter be investigated to ensure justice is served."

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"The IGP called on the family and friends of the deceased officer to remain calm and patient as the Police authority will not relent in their efforts to ensure professionalism in carrying out their constitutional assignment.”

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