The Divisional Police Officer of Auchi Division, Ayodele Suleiman has been removed by the Commissioner of Police in Edo State, Abutu Yaro for allegedly killing a suspect arrested for attacking the convoy of General Overseer of Omega Fire Ministry, Apostle Johnson Suleman.
The suspended DPO is expected to report at the state police command for debriefing.
The Deputy Public Relations Officer of the command, Jennifer Iwegbu in a statement said the DPO’s withdrawal was part of the measures to unravel the circumstances that led to the death of one of the suspects.
Iwegbu, “The outgoing CP now AIG Abutu Yaro has ordered the withdrawal of CSP Ayodele Suleiman, DPO Auchi for debriefing at the State Headquarters with immediate effect.”
He called on members of the public to remain calm and patient, assuring that no stone would be left unturned in the circumstances surrounding the incident.
Naija News had earlier reported that Apostle Suleman claimed that the suspect arrested by vigilantes and handed over to the police was reportedly killed by the security agency.
The cleric in a post on his Twitter account accused the police of trying to erase all evidence that could lead to the arrest of his attackers.