By Augustine Ehikioya
Faulting fake online story, the Delta State Police Command has debunked the claim that the Command’s Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), DSP Edafe Bright was shot dead.
It said the officer is alive, hale and hearty.
But the Police in a statement on Tuesday 28 November, 2023 by PPRO, DSP Edafe Bright, and made available to Security Watch Africa (SWA), however disclosed that another officer, one DSP Sunday Okoebor, was shot dead by suspected armed robbers.
The statement 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 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.”
The Commissioner of Police, Delta State, CP Wale Abass, according to the statement, has immediately detailed tactical teams to go all out for the suspects.
It added “At about 0630 hours 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.
The Commissioner of Police on behalf of the command commiserated 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.”