Arase Deploys Homicide Detectives to Investigate Rivers Killings


Ernest Chino in Port Harcourt

The Inspector General of Police, Mr. Solomon Arase, has said that he had deployed a team of homicide detectives to investigate the killings in some parts of Rivers State.

He said the police would definitely fish out the people behind the killings in the state, insisting that a situation where some people take the law into their hands was unacceptable.

Arase spoke on Monday in Port Harcourt at the Shell Petroleum Development Company where he officially inaugurated the new Spy Police uniform.

He said he had directed the State Police Command to go after the killers in the state.

Arase pointed out that the team of homicide investigators was deployed from Abuja, adding that some suspects were already being investigated.

He also expressed dissatisfaction with the proliferation of arms in the country, adding that the police would not allow hoodlums to overwhelm the state.

Arase said, “It is unacceptable for people to take the law into their hands. This is not a Hobbesian state where might is right and I have told the commissioner of police that he must go after whoever that takes the life of anybody and ensure that such people are brought to book.

“Those arrested in connection with killings in Rivers are being investigated and I have dispatched a team of homicide investigators from Abuja. Whenever this thing happens, there are usually different perspectives to it.