°° Command debunk PPRO death rumours
Armed robbers who disguised as operatives of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission ( EFCC) have shot dead a senior Police officer in Asaba, Delta State.
The brigands disguised as the EFCC operatives to gain entrance into the premises of Deputy Superintendent of Police (DSP) Sunday Okoebor with the intention to rob him,but on realizing that he was a policeman,they shot him in the head .
Already eight suspects have been arrested on connection with the murder of the senior Police officer,and have allegedly confessed to the crime.
Meanwhile, some members of the public who mistook Okoebor for Delta State Police Publlic Relations Officer (PPRO) , started spreading rumors that the PPRO DSP Bright Edafe,was shot dead, but in a swift reaction, the command debunked the rumours, saying that Bright Edafe was not shot dead by Okoebor.
In a statement, Delta State Police Publlic Relations Officer (PPRO),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 November,28,2023 at about 3:30 am, 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 that he was a Police officer, he was shot in the head.
“The Commsioner of Police Delta State Police Command, immediately detailed tactical teams to go all out for the suspects. At about 6:30 am of 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.
“Commissioner of Police Mr.Wale Abass, on behalf of the command commiserates with the family of the late officer and assures 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”.