The Commissioner of Police in Bayelsa State, Nkereuwem Akpan on Wednesday has said none of his personnel under the command are missing or killed.
Recall that last month seven policemen were killed in Ughelli by some men of the Federal Anti Robbery Squad (FSARS) over reported involvement in armed robbery.
The Commissioner comments are against the backdrop of the Civil Liberties Organisation (CLO) allegation of conspiracy of silence over the recent killing of seven policemen attached to the command during an alleged botched armed robbery operation in Ughelli, Delta State.
The Civil Liberties Organization (CLO) had threatened a showdown and possible legal action against the the Inspector General of Police, Mohammed Adamu, and the police hierarchy over their continuous silence on the brutal killing of seven serving policemen from the Bayelsa State Police Command in Ughelli, Delta State.
But the Bayelsa State Commissioner of Police, Nkereuwem Akpan,while feeding questions from journalists,opened up on the incident declaring that though the Bayelsa Police Command is taking stock of personnel under its command and participating in joint investigation to unravel the circumstances surrounding the alleged police killing, preliminary investigation showed that there are no policeman missing from the command.
He said investigation of the reported killing of the Seven Policemen in Delta state will not be swept under the carpet.
Akpan, who displayed Ignorance over the allegation leveled by the CLO against the Police Inspector General, Adam Muhammad, said “The police is trying to put the facts together. I became aware recently and let me assure that the truth can not be hidden. Like it happened in Delta State and not my command, the truth can not be hidden.”
He, however, confirmed that no divisional head of Police have complained of a missing personnel in the command,” Nobody has come to me to say any personnel is missing. But we are still taking stock. None of our men is missing.”
On the recent arrests of suspects in the state, Commissioner Akpan confirmed the arrest of a car snatching syndicate that Infiltrated Yenagoa, the state capital from neighboring Imo and Eboyin states to have lawfully sell stolen vehicles popularly called” Mini Bus” snatched from the members of the Public.
“Three suspects were arrested for the alleged snatching of three mini buses. The suspects are Chinemerem Emereonye, Edolor Ekiyoukekeme and Ogunkeye Ebenezer.”