Police Launch Investigation Into Murder Of Gov Okowa’s Aide


Yinka Adeleke, the Commissioner of Police in Delta State, has disclosed that the command has commenced full investigation into the killing of Lawrence Ijei, an aide to Governor Ifeanyi Okowa.

Adeleke revealed this in a press statement issued on Monday by the command’s acting spokesperson, ASP, Chuks Orisewezie.

Ijei, who was a special assistant to the governor on Youth Development, was murdered by yet-to-be identified gunmen in his Toyota Camry car in Ekpan, near Warri last Friday.

Adeleke appealed to the public to assist the police with useful information that could lead to the arrest of the culprits.

“The police have swung into full scale investigation and are prepared to do everything legally possible to bring the perpetrators of this heinous crime to book in no distant time.

“I am appealing to members of the public to give useful information that could lead to the arrest of the culprits; I assure them of their safety,” he said.

He commiserated with the state governor and the family of the deceased over the unfortunate incident.

The police commissioner had over the weekend, led a team of policemen to the scene of the incident. He also held meetings with police authorities within the Warri Area Command and other stakeholders regarding the incident.

The state police boss visited the Ekpan General Hospital where one of the survivors of the attack was receiving treatment, and the monarch of Uvwie, Emmanuel Fideso, the Ovie of Uvwie Kingdom.


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