Nsukka (Enugu State) – The Inspector-General of Police, Mr Mohammed Abubakar, said on Friday that the force would fish out the killers of the Kwara Commissioner of Police, Mr Chinwike Asadu.
Abubakar stated this in Nsukka during the burial of Asadu who was killed by gunmen in Enugu on March 2.
He said that the police were working round the clock and in no distant time, will make arrest and announce the killers of Asadu.
“I assure Nigerians that the police will not rest until it fishes out killers of late Kwara State CP.
“The public should bear with us as in no distant time the killers will be paraded to the public,” he said.
The IG, who was represented by Mr Kachi Udorji, Deputy Inspector-General of Police (DIG), described late Asadu as a fine, dedicated, honest gentleman who served his fatherland with patriotism.
“The death of Asadu has robbed the police of a brilliant, dedicated and honest officer.
‘It is as result of his hard work that he died in active service while serving the fatherland.
“The police will ever remember him because of his good legacies,“ he said.
Abubakar said the police would assist the wife and children to ensure that they did nor face hardship.
The Commissioner of Police for Enugu State, Mr Tonye Ebitibituwa, said the late CP was a devoted and humble officer who believed in hard work to achieve greatness in life.
“Asadu is a police officer who achieved greatness through dedication and honesty,” he said.
Earlier in his homily at St Victor Catholic Church Onuiyi Nsukka, Rev. Fr. Josephat Ogbodo said that Asadu, being a believer in Christ Jesus while alive, had not died but was sleeping in the Lord.
“Asadu has not died; he is sleeping in the Lord and will rise on the last day.
“Criminals can only kill the body but we can not kill the soul,“ he said.
Ogbodo decried the high level of insecurity in Nigeria, which he said, had resulted in killing of innocent Nigerians daily.
“The insecurity in the country has reached a dangerous dimension that a police commissioner could be killed by unknown gunmen,” he said.
He urged Nigerians to always pray for security agencies in the country who had become target of armed robbers, assassins and terrorrists.
“It is now a high risk to work as a member of security agents in the country.
‘It is unfortunate that security agents are now targets of armed robbers, assassins and the dreaded Boko Haram.”
The clergy urged the family of Asadu to take solace that their father lived useful life and died while serving the fatherland.
In an interview later with newsmen, Sen. Ayogu Eze, representing Enugu North Senatorial Zone, challenged the police to intensify their investigation to fish out the perpetrators of the heinous act.
“The senate would assist police in every capacity in fishing out killers of Asadu.”
NAN reports that dignitaries present during the burial include Enugu State Dep Governor, Mr Sunday Onyebuchi, who represented Gov Sullivan Chime; Anambra State Dep Governor, Mr Emeka Sibende and a former Governor of Enugu State, Mr Okwesilieze Nwodo.
Others at the burial include Mr Leke Ogungbe who represented Kwara Governor, Rep Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi, representing Udenu and Igboeze-North local government areas. (NAN)
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