September 27, 2023

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Police reschedules workshop over killing of DPO

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The Rivers State Police command has announced the postponement of the Rivers Zero Crime Initiative, initially scheduled to commence on Thursday, September 14, 2023.


According to the command, this postponement is following the gruesome murder of the Divisional Police Officer of Ahoada, Bako Angbashim.


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The event has been shifted to run from Monday, October 2, to Sunday, October 8, 2023.


Deputy Commissioner of Police, Operations, Rivers State Police Command, Olugbenga Adepoju announced this while briefing journalists and members of Rivers State Zero Crime working Committee at the Police Headquarters, on Wednesday.


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Adepoju said the change in date was due to the fact that the Police was in mourning mood as a result of the killing of Bako.


He apologized to the public and the organizers for the inconveniences they may suffer as a result of the change in date, noting that the police were working to arrest those involved in the murder.



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Adepoju also disclosed that some persons have been arrested in connection with the killing of the DPO and that investigations were still ongoing.


In her response, the Coordinator of Rivers Zero Crime Initiative, Kate Ezeigbo who came with her team expressed condolence to the family of Bako and the entire Police Command for the loss.


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Ezeigbo noted that, “the shift of date was in respect to a man(SP Bako) who served the country and state well.”


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