The Edo State Police Command say they have arrested members of the police patrol team allegedly responsible for the killing of a commercial driver on Tuesday morning.
The State Police Commissioner, Johnson Kokumo, said this in a statement made available to the News Agency of Nigeria in Benin.
According to Mr. Kokumo, members of the team are currently being investigated and if found culpable, would be made to face the full wrath of the law. Adding that the command would not renege on the fight against all forms of human right abuses.
He advised parents, guardians and community leaders to prevail on their children not to take the law into their own hands and allow police investigations into the matter.
“The Edo State Police Command wishes to inform members of the public that the violence by an irate mob and some restive youths as a result of the fatal motor accident allegedly caused by a police patrol team in the early hours of Feb. 6, 2018 has been brought under control. Members of the alleged police team have been identified, arrested and currently being investigated.”
“Members of the alleged police team have been identified, arrested and currently being investigated. If found culpable, they will be made to face the full wrath of the law, as the command will not renege on its fight against all forms of human right abuses. We implore all parents and community leaders to prevail on their children and subjects not to take the law into their own hands and allow police investigation into the incident to be concluded.’’ He said.