IGP Sets Up Panel To Investigate Death At Police Academy

The Inspector General of Police, IGP Kayode Adeolu Egbetokun, has set up a 7-man Panel of Inquiry to investigate the circumstances surrounding the death of a young cadet at the Nigeria Police Academy, Wudil, Kano State.

Force Public Relations Officer, Olumuyiwa Adejobi disclosed on Tuesday, that the panel, to be headed by the Deputy Inspector General of Police in charge of the Force Criminal Investigation Department (FCID), Abuja, DIG Abiodun Alabi, was set up on Monday, 4th September.

TheFact Daily learns that the young officer, Sulaiman Jika, tragically lost his life on Friday, 1st September, 2023.

The IGP has set a deadline of 4 days for the panel to furnish a comprehensive report detailing its findings and recommendations.

Other members of the panel include the AIG Training and Development, AIG Oyeyemi Oyediran; Force Medical Officer, CP Garba Emmanuel Nzukwen; CP Homicide FCID, CP Fom Pam Joseph; CP Training POLAC, CP Patrick Edung; representative of the CP Legal as the secretary, and the Principal Staff Officer II to the IGP, ACP Idris Abubakar.

“Furthermore, the IGP extends his heartfelt condolences and commiserations to the family and relations of Sulaiman Jika and the academy community, during this trying time, assuring that he is deeply empathetic to their pains and loss; and that the Force would do the needful to ensure justice is done in the case”, the statement said.

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