By Augustine Ehikioya
To get to the bottom of the gruesome murder of a Police Officer, the Commissioner of Police, Rivers State, CP Eboka Friday has ordered full scale investigation into the matter.
To this end, he ordered a massive deployment of personnel across Oyigbo Local Government Area of the State in order to fish out criminal elements responsible and other perpetrators of violent crimes in the area.
A statement issued by the Police Public Relations Officer, Rivers State Police Command, Port Harcourt, DSP Grace Iringe-Koko, has disclosed this. It was made available to Security Watch Africa (SWA).
It reads “This is coming on the heels of the gruesome murder of an Assistant Superintendent of Police, ASP Chris Josiah, attached to Afam Divisional Police Headquarters in the evening of 28th June, 2022, while returning home after work.
“The deceased Officer was ambushed by five yet-to-be-identified armed masked men, who opened fire at the Officer along Assemblies of God Church, Obeama Community, Oyigbo, and shot him dead inside his Lexus RX 300 SUV.
“The Commissioner of Police has equally ordered a full-scale investigation into the incident with a view to unraveling the remote and immediate cause of the attack and bringing the perpetrators to justice.
“He strictly warns that further attacks on Police Officers tasked with the protection of lives and property will not be tolerated by the Police authority,” the statement stated.