Police Arrests DPO Over The Killings Of 7 Persons In Gboko, Benue (Details)

Published On: February 2, 2018, 5:04 pm
Author: onuigbo felicia
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The Police Command in Benue is interrogating the Divisional Police Officer in- charge of Gboko A Division over the Wednesday killing of seven persons.
The Commissioner of Police in Benue, Mr Fatai Owoseni in Makurdi on Friday that some  persons had been arrested in connection with the killings.
seven passengers were killed and burnt by a mob at Gboko Motor Park in Gboko Local Government Area.
Owoseni said the DPO was being questioned on  whether he acted professionally upon getting a distress call on the day of the incident.

“We have arrested some suspects and of course the (Nigeria) Police has its accountability process.

“At the moment we are trying to find out exactly what happened on that day, we are also looking at what the response time was taking into consideration when the distress call was made and when the response came in.

“It is on the basis of this that the Divisional Officer of A Division Gboko is being questioned. We want to know what time he got the distress call and what was  his immediate action.

“We are also trying to find out from him if he responded professionally because as a police officer our allegiance and loyalty is to the constitution of this country not to any other person,”
he said
Meanwhile, a reliable source told NAN at the state headquarters that the DPO had been moved to Force Headquarters, Abuja, for further questioning.
Owoseni further disclosed that the remains of those  killed in the incident had been buried.
On the directive of Inspector-General of Police Ibrahim Idris that state commissioners police disarm all militias and vigilantes, Owoseni said that there was proliferation of all kinds of arms in Benue.
He, however, said the police were ready to enforce the order and advised those in possession of illegal arms to voluntarily surrender them or face the law.

-- gogoman Online (m) at 2-02-2018 05:06PM
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Good to hear
-- nature7888 (m) at 2-02-2018 05:24PM
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Ok, pls a lasting solution should be proferred. all the killings is getting out of hand Embarrassed
-- slimber (f) at 2-02-2018 07:38PM
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Very good
-- kacylee (f) at 2-02-2018 07:55PM
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over 73 farmers, children and women died in this same benue and no arrest was made... now that it is the blood thirsty fulanis that died... all hell is out, only God will save Nigeria

-- Wazubia (m) at 2-02-2018 08:11PM
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like serious? fulani herdsmen life matters. and other Nigerians life did not matter. i smell tribalism here.
-- ugojoe (m) at 2-02-2018 10:00PM
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Ok. You have arrested the DPO, also arrest the Area Commander, the AC Operations, and the CP. Then arrest the AIG in charge of that Zone and finally, arrest the IG. Ndi Ara
-- Darlingtond (m) at 3-02-2018 12:14AM
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Have you disarmed the herdsmen?
-- willyking (m) at 3-02-2018 02:17AM
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Order from above DPO don enter one chanse, buhari in action wicked father that know how to protect is evil children but he will never tell them to deviate from their evil did...wicked man.
-- Ebubeson (m) at 3-02-2018 07:14AM
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Am just  here looking at them. Do called herdsmen and their clown father on the top
-- xspraise (m) at 3-02-2018 08:13AM
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make una make sure una torture him very careless