The Acting Inspector General of Police, Kayode Adeolu Egbetokun, personally visited the National Trauma Centre at the National Hospital in Abuja to assess the condition of Police Inspector Omeje Matthew. Matthew had been viciously attacked and macheted by armed hoodlums at his residence in Kabusa, Abuja.
The Force Public Relations Officer, ACP Olumuyiwa Adejobi, revealed this in a statement, and emphasized the IGP’s stern warning that such assaults on police personnel will not be tolerated. The statement underscored that any attack on a police officer, whether on or off duty, constitutes an attack on the entire law enforcement community and threatens the peace and security of society.
The IGP strongly condemned attacks on police personnel and reiterated that such actions would face the full force of the law. He directed the Commissioner of Police in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) to conduct a comprehensive investigation into the incident, ensuring the swift apprehension and prosecution of the perpetrators. Additionally, the IGP called upon other Commissioners of Police and Tactical Commanders to expedite pending investigations into attacks on police officers within their respective areas.
The Inspector General of Police extended heartfelt wishes for the speedy recovery of the assaulted Police Inspector and others in similar situations, assuring them and their families of the Nigeria Police Force’s full support and assistance. He also appealed to the public to cooperate with the police by providing information that could aid in swiftly resolving this case.