….. Edo CP removes, summons DPO
The President, Omega Fire Ministries Worldwide, Apostle Johnson Suleiman, has berated the police for allegedly killing the arrested prime suspect involved in the brutal attack on his convoy, a situation that led to the death of three policemen, two drivers and two others.
News flow had reported that the cleric returned from a foreign trip and was heading for a destination in the state when the gunmen attacked his convoy along the Benin–Auchi Road, Edo State, around 5pm.
The state Police Public Relations Officer, Chidi Nwabuzor, who confirmed the attack, said six persons, including policemen and Suleman’s drivers, were killed, adding that efforts were ongoing to locate the whereabout of the cleric’s domestic worker.
Also reacting, Suleman’s lawyer, Samuel Amune, while demanding a thorough investigation into the case, took a swipe at the police for allegedly killing the suspect who was alive when the youths and the vigilante caught him and handed him over to the police.
Meanwhile, the Divisional Police Officer of Auchi Division, Edo State, Ayodele Suleiman, has been removed by the state Commissioner of Police, Abutu Yaro, following the death of the suspect allegedly involved in the attack of the General Overseer of Omega Fire Ministry, Apostle Johnson Suleman’s convoy.
A statement by the Command’s Deputy Public Relations Officer, Jennifer Iwegbu, said the DPO’s withdrawal was part of the measures to unravel the circumstances that led to the death of one of the surviving members of the gang that attacked the convoy and that he is to report at the state police command for debriefing.
Recall that one of the suspected attackers of the Apostle Suleiman was arrested by vigilantes present in the community and handed over to the police.