IGP sets up probe panel over death of police cadet in Kano
Police High Command has set up a seven-man panel of inquiry to probe the sudden death of a cadet, Sulaiman Jika, in Police Academy, Wudil Kano.
The Guardian gathered that the panel is headed by a Deputy Inspector-General of Police in charge of Force Criminal Investigation Department (FCID), Abuja, DIG Abiodun Alabi.
The panel is to submit its findings within four days.
Force spokesperson, Olumuyiwa Adejobi, in a statement, yesterday, said the Inspector General of Police (IGP), Kayode Egbetokun, was greatly pained by the untimely death of the cadet, even as he commiserates with parents and relations of the deceased.
He said: “In response to the tragic incident at the Nigeria Police Academy (POLAC), Wudil, Kano State, where a promising young cadet, Sulaiman Jika, lost his life, on Friday, September 1, the IGP has set up a seven-man panel of Inquiry on Monday, September 4, headed by the Deputy Inspector General of Police in charge of FCID, Abuja, DIG Abiodun Alabi, with a mandate to conduct a thorough and impartial investigation into the circumstances surrounding the cadet’s death.
“The IGP has set a deadline of four days for the panel to furnish a comprehensive report detailing its findings and recommendations.
“Other members of the panel are AIG Training and Development, Oyeyemi Oyediran; Force Medical Officer, CP Garba Emmanuel Nzukwen; CP Homicide FCID, Fom Pam Joseph; CP Training POLAC, 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 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.”
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