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News - North Central - FCT Updated: April 29, 2023

IGP Baba Orders Investigation Into Death Of Inspector

By Abdulrazak Muhammad
April 29, 2023
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The Inspector-General of Police, IGP Usman Alkali Baba, has ordered a comprehensive investigation into the death of a police Inspector, Atobaloye Taiye.

Inspector Taiye had been posted to the team manning the main gate of the Zone 8 Command Headquarters, Lokoja, which covers Kogi and Kwara States but he failed to report for duty.

He was reported missing for nine days before resurfacing in a drunken state. 

The inspector who was detained by the police became ill and reportedly died at the Federal Medical Center in Lokoja.

This was contained in a statement by CSP Olumuyiwa Adejobi, spokesperson of the police force, on Saturday. 

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"Details from the Zonal Headquarters report showed that the inspector was posted on the 1st of April, 2023, reported on the 11th of April and was immediately posted as part of the team manning the main gate of the Zonal Command Headquarters. 

"However, he failed to report at the duty post and went missing in action for nine (9) days, only to resurface on the 19th of April in a drunken state. 

"He was eventually defaulted and detained for absence from duty and drunkenness. 

"While on detention, he reportedly took ill and was moved to the Police Clinic, then referred to the Federal Medical Centre Lokoja, where he eventually gave up the ghost.

"The Inspector-General of Police while commiserating with the families, friends and loved ones of the deceased, has tasked the Criminal Investigation Department’s Homicide Unit of the Kogi State Command to commence investigations and conduct a postmortem examination on the corpse in order to determine the cause(s) of his death," Adejobi stated. 

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