Police have apprehended eight suspected armed robbers in over alleged murder of a policeman, DSP Sunday Okoebor.
The Delta State Police Command’s Joint Security Outfit, Operation Delta Hawk disclosed that the suspects were arrested over the murder of Okoebor, Who, until his death, was attached to the Command’s X-Squad.
The deceased shot dead in his apartment by suspected armed robbers on Tuesday at about 03:30 hours.
The Police Public Relations Officer, DSP Bright Edafe, in a statement said: “For the avoidance of doubt and to put the record straight, the Command wishes to state that, on 28/11/2023 at about 0330 hours, one 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 he was a police officer, he was shot in the head.”
He explained that the suspects have confessed to the crime.
He made it known that the Commissioner of Police, CP Wale Abass, has commiserated with the family of the deceased and assured them of justice.
He added: “The command wishes to debunk this false news in totality and advises members of the public to completely disregard it.
“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,”