February 22, 2024

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Slain DPO: Rivers Police Urges 2Baba To Surrender Himself

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Edith CHUKU

 

 

The Rivers State Police Command has responded to a radio announcement, where Gift David Okpara aka 2Baba, a suspect wanted in connection with the killing of the former Divisional Police Officer DPO of Ahoada Police Division in the state, denied his involvement in the tragic incident.

 

Police Public Relations Officer, Grace Iringe-Koko, on behalf of the Commissioner of Police, Olatunji Rilwan Disu, urged 2Baba to come forward and submit himself to the authorities.

 

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This was contained in a release titled, “Killing of SP Angbashim: Rivers State Police Command Responds to Denial by Wanted Gift David aka 2Baba,” which was made available to TNN by the PPRO, on Wednesday.

 

 

Rivers Police command explained that by submitting himself, 2Baba will have the opportunity to present evidence that could support his claims of innocence.

 

 

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The release read, “The Rivers State Police Command has taken note of a recent radio announcement in which Gift David Okpara, also known as 2Baba, a notorious cultist and murder suspect wanted in connection with the killing of Superintendent of Police, SP Bako Angbashim, former Divisional Police Officer (DPO) of Ahoada Police Division in Rivers State, denied his involvement in the tragic incident.

 

“While the police acknowledge the denial made by Gift David, it is important to emphasize that the principle of justice demands a fair hearing for all parties involved.

 

 

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“The police understand the importance of listening to the other party, and it is crucial to note that everyone is considered innocent until proven otherwise. As such, the Rivers State Police Command urges Gift David Okpara, aka 2Baba, to come forward and submit himself to the authorities, providing the opportunity to present evidence that could support his claims of innocence.

 

 

“The police are committed to upholding the principles of due process and are open to receiving any information that can aid in the ongoing investigation. It is imperative for Gift David Okpara to cooperate with law enforcement to ensure a thorough and transparent resolution to this serious matter.

 

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“For further inquiries, please contact the Public Relations Officer, Rivers State Police on 09014273818 08098880134.”

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