The Inspector General of Police, Ag. IGP Kayode Adeolu Egbetokun, yesterday, visited the National Trauma Centre, National Hospital to assess the condition of a Police Inspector, Omeje Matthew, who was brutally attacked and macheted by armed hoodlums at his residence in Kabusa, Abuja.
A statement by the Force Public Relations Office, Olumuyiwa Adejobi said the IGP emphasized that the attack on a Police Officer in the line of duty or off-duty is an attack on the entire law enforcement community and the peace and security of our society.
The IGP, who frowns at attacking police personnel, warned in the strongest terms that such attacks will not be tolerated, and the perpetrators will face the full force of the law.
The IGP has directed the FCT Commissioner of Police to conduct a thorough investigation into the incident to ensure that the perpetrators are swiftly apprehended and brought to justice.
The IGP also seized the opportunity to charge other Commissioners of Police and Tactical Commanders to ensure proper closure of all pending investigations into attacks on police officers and men within their respective jurisdictions.
The Inspector General of Police while extending his heartfelt wishes for the speedy recovery of the assaulted Police Inspector and others who are in the same situation, and assuring them and their families of the full support and assistance of the Nigeria Police Force, called on the public to cooperate with the Police in providing information that can aid in the swift resolution of this case.