22 September 2012

Nigeria: Cynthia - Three Cops Promoted

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Cynthia Osokogu

Inspector General of Police, Mohammed Abubakar yesterday approved the promotion of three police officers including a woman who arrested the killers of Miss Cythia Osukogu in Lagos.

Cynthia was drugged and killed in a hotel in FESTAC estate by suspects Echezona Nwabufor 23, and Ezekiel Nnechuwu Olisa Elo 23. They were subsequently arrested by policemen attached to Area E, FESTAC.

The IG yesterday presented certificates of commendation to seven officers who investigated the matter while the National Orientation Agency gave them medals. The IG said the Area Commander, Assistant Commissioner of Police Damian Okoro, Deputy Superintendent Imoh E. Gregory, Assistant Superintendent Ogunmolasuyi B. Mariam and Assistant Superintendent Agbaje A. Yakubu received commendation certificate while Inspector Edo Joseph, Sergeant Frank Okorobon and Sergeant Patience Biokoro were promoted in addition to commendation certificates.

In a separate development, the police headquarters yesterday distributed 40 Toyota Hilux vans for border and 10 vans for highway patrols. The IG said unauthorised persons and goods would be restricted from Nigerian borders. He also directed state commissioners to arrest unauthorised individuals using siren and policemen using siren not on special duties. First class local chiefs were allowed to use siren.

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