The Inspector General of Police (IGP), Ag. IGP Kayode Adeolu Egbetokun has visited Police Inspector Omeje Matthew, who was brutally attacked and injured by armed hoodlums at his residence in Kabusa, Abuja.
The visit took place at the National Trauma Centre, National Hospital, on Thursday, September 28, 2023.
During his visit, the IGP conveyed his heartfelt concern for the injured Police Inspector and extended his best wishes for a speedy recovery.
He emphasised that any attack on a police officer, whether in the line of duty or while off-duty, is an assault on the entire law enforcement community and a threat to the peace and security of society.
In unequivocal terms, the IGP condemned attacks on police personnel and issued a stern warning that such acts would not be tolerated.
He assured that the perpetrators of such crimes would face the full weight of the law.
To ensure swift justice and accountability, the IGP directed the Commissioner of Police in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) to initiate a comprehensive investigation into the incident, with the aim of promptly apprehending those responsible for the attack.
Additionally, he urged other commissioners of police and tactical commanders across the country to diligently pursue pending investigations into attacks on police officers within their respective jurisdictions.
IGP Egbetokun reiterated the Nigeria Police Force’s unwavering support and assistance to the injured police inspector and others facing similar situations, along with their families.
He also called on the public to cooperate with the police by providing any information that may aid in the swift resolution of this case and help bring the perpetrators to justice.