In a shocking turn of events, a police officer involved in a viral video depicting a violent political clash in Idah, Kogi State, has been taken into custody. Commissioner of Police, CP Bethrand C. Onuoha, psc (+), has ordered a thorough investigation into the incident that has sent shockwaves throughout the region.
The video in question showed a police officer lying in a pool of his own blood amidst the political turmoil. CP Onuoha, while expressing his strong condemnation of the incident, has entrusted the Deputy Commissioner of Police in charge of the Criminal Investigation Department with the responsibility of initiating the investigation.
This development underscores the Kogi State Police Command’s commitment to ensuring a secure environment for the electoral process. CP Onuoha has reiterated the Command’s dedication to engaging critical stakeholders in Election Security Management. This commitment extends to providing equal opportunities for all political parties as they undertake campaigns, rallies, and processions.
A stern warning has also been issued to potential troublemakers, who seek to disrupt the electoral process and undermine its credibility. The police, in coordination with other security agencies in Election Security Management, is poised to deal decisively with anyone caught disrupting the electoral process.
As this investigation unfolds, we will continue to keep you updated on any developments in this critical matter.