Aba hook-up saga: IG sets up panel to probe Ochekwo’s murder

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The Inspector-General of Police, Kayode Egbetokun, has directed the monitoring unit to conduct a thorough investigation to unravel the circumstances surrounding the death of a businessman, Andrew Ochekwo, who was reportedly linked to the disappearance of two ladies, Celine Ndudim and Afiba Tandoh, in the Aba area of Abia State.

The Force Public Relations Officer, Muyiwa Adejobi, while confirming the development in a statement on Monday, said Egbetokun mandated the monitoring unit to complete the investigation in two weeks and present a report.

The statement read in part, “The Inspector-General of Police, Kayode Egbetokun, has directed the monitoring unit to conduct a thorough and high-powered investigation into the suspected murder of one Andrew Ochekwo.

“This directive comes amid the numerous allegations, arguments, and counterarguments surrounding the case, which also involves the disappearance of two ladies, Celine and Afiba, after their trip to visit the said Andrew in Aba, Abia State, for which he was alleged to be responsible.

“In light of the public interest and the gravity of the allegations, the IGP has deemed it necessary to institute a meticulous investigation into the roles played by the team which carried out the initial investigation in Abia State, and the Force Intelligence Department Intelligence Response Team, to unravel the veritable facts of the matter. The monitoring unit has been given a two-week timeframe to complete its investigation and present a comprehensive report.”

Adejobi said Egbetokun assured Nigerians that the case would be handled with the utmost professionalism and integrity, urging all well-meaning members of the public and all stakeholders to remain calm and allow the investigation process to proceed without interference.

“Similarly, all persons/groups with relevant information regarding this case are encouraged to come forward and assist with the investigation, and all such information provided will be treated with the highest level of confidentiality. You can reach us via email at pressforabuja@police.gov.ng or our social media accounts.

“The Nigeria Police Force appreciates the cooperation and support of the public and hereby reassures that timely updates will be provided as the investigation progresses,” Adejobi added.

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