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  • Updated: April 25, 2024

Rivers: Gunmen kill Police Inspector

Rivers: Gunmen kill Police Inspector

The Rivers State Police Command said on Thursday that some unidentified gunmen had assassinated one of its policemen, Sunday Baba.

On Thursday, the Command released a brief statement on its X account, stating that Mr Baba, a police inspector serving in the Rumuolumeni region of the state, died while on duty on Wednesday.

"Unfortunately, being a police officer entails leaving home in good health and never knowing when you'll return," the Command stated, without revealing any specifics about how the operative was slain.

The assassination came two months after another operative was slain by gunmen while executing a stop-and-search operation in Port Harcourt, Rivers State's capital.

Allnews.ng gathered that this is one of several attacks on police officers by gunmen in the state.

Meanwhile, the Rivers State Police Command has arrested a 30-year-old man named Jeffrey for allegedly defiling his landlady's adolescent daughter at an estate in Abuloma, Port Harcourt Local Government Area.

It was discovered that the suspect, who has a tailoring shop on the estate, invited the 13-year-old girl to his store one evening under the pretext of displaying her garments. However, Jeffrey ended up shutting the business, overpowering the girl, and having his way with her.

The offender was apprehended by Trans-Amadi Police Division officers last Friday after the adolescent girl told her mother what had happened.

A source who did not want his identity published shared, "Already, a medical examination conducted on the minor indicated she was defiled."

When contacted, Grace Iringe-Koko, spokesperson for the state police command, verified the occurrence and stated that the inquiry was still underway.

She said, "Yes, I can confirm the arrest of the suspect. The case has been forwarded to the State Criminal Inquiry and Intelligence Department in Port Harcourt for discreet inquiry."

Iringe-Koko further stated that the command will guarantee that the suspect is punished to discourage others.

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