Eight suspects allegedly responsible for the killing of Deputy Superintendent of Police (DSP ),Sunday Okoebor on Tuesday,28 November,2023 in Delta State have been arrested.
The disclosure was made by the Commissioner of Police,CP Wale Abass in a press statement released by Edafe Bright, the spokesperson for the Command on 28th November,2023.
CP Abass also debunked viral social media post that the Police Officer who was shot dead was the Public Relations Officer of the command,DSP Edafe Bright.
The statement released by DSP Edafe Bright reads:
“The Command is aware of a misleading viral WhatsApp post making the rounds that the PPRO Delta State command was shot dead at his apartment. The command wishes to debunk this false news in totality and advises members of the public to completely disregard it.
“For the avoidance of doubt and to put the record straight, the Command wishes to state that, on 28/11/2023 at about 0330 hours, one DSP Sunday Okoebor attached to the Command X-Squad was shot dead at his apartment. The late officer was shot dead by suspected armed robbers who broke into his apartment in the guise of being EFCC Operatives and on noticing he was a Police officer, he was shot in the head.
” The Commsioner of Police Delta State immediately detailed tactical teams to go all out for the suspects. At about 0630 hours of same date, the reinforcement comprising of the Command’s Joint Security Outfit A.K.A Operation Delta Hawk arrested eight suspects who have confessed to the act and murder of the late police officer.
“The Commissioner of Police CP Wale Abass on behalf of the command commiserate with the family of the late officer and assures them of justice.
“Members of the public are advised to desist from spreading false news and urged to reach out to the command for clarification before going to the media” he said.