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#JusticeForUwa: IGP Directs Force-CID To Take Over Investigations

Channels Television  
Updated June 2, 2020
File Photo of the Inspector-General of Police, Mr. Mohammed Adamu.

 

The Inspector-General of Police, (IGP) Mohammed Adamu,  has ordered the immediate transfer of the ongoing investigations into the inhuman sexual assault and death of Miss Vera Uwaila Omosuwa which occurred recently in Benin, Edo State, from the Police Headquarters in Benin to the Force headquarters in Abuja.

This was disclosed in a statement signed by the Force Public Relations Officer, Force Headquarters, Abuja, Dcp Frank Mba, on Tuesday.

The directive follows a preliminary report from the team of investigators and forensic experts who were earlier deployed to assist the Police in Edo State in the investigations into the unfortunate incident.

According to the statement, the DIG in charge of the Force Criminal Investigation Department (FCID), DIG Anthony Ogbizi Michael, fdc will henceforth provide direct supervision and ensure speedy and thorough investigation of the case.

In a similar vein, the IGP also ordered the immediate deployment of specialized investigators and additional investigation assets to all the Gender Desks Offices and the Juvenile Welfare Centres (JWC) across the country.

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This, according to the Police boss, is to strengthen and enhance the capacity of the units to respond to increasing challenges of sexual assaults and domestic/gender-based violence linked with the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic and other social ills within the country.

Meanwhile, the IGP has called on members of the public to provide the police with useful information that could aid investigations into ongoing cases of sexual assaults and domestic/gender-based violence across the country.

He also enjoined parents and guardians to pay closer attention to their children and wards in these trying times.












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