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IGP orders investigation into the death of inspector Atobaloye

The Inspector-General of Police has called for in-depth investigations into the remote circumstances surrounding the demise of a Police Inspector, Inspector Atobaloye Taiye.

Spark News Daily reported that Taiye Atobiloye, a policeman serving under the Kwara State Police Command, has died in a cell in Kogi State on the 26th April, 2023.

A statement by the Force Public Relations Officer, CSP Olumuyiwa Adejobi said the IGP has ordered full investigation into the death of the inspector.

The statement read in parts:
“Details from the Zonal Headquarters report showed that the inspector was posted on the 1st of April, 2023, reported on the 11th of April and was immediately posted as part of the team manning the main gate of the Zonal Command Headquarters.

However, he failed to report at the duty post and went missing in action for nine (9) days, only to resurface on the 19th of April in a drunken state. He was eventually defaulted and detained for absence from duty and drunkenness. While on detention, he reportedly took ill and was moved to the Police Clinic, then referred to the Federal Medical Centre Lokoja, where he eventually gave up the ghost.

The Inspector-General of Police while commiserating with the families, friends and loved ones of the deceased, has tasked the Criminal Investigation Department’s Homicide Unit of the Kogi State Command to commence investigations and conduct a postmortem examination on the corpse in order to determine the cause(s) of his death”.

Prevail Inegbenose

Prevail Inegbenose is the Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Spark Media & Entertainment Ventures, the Publisher of Spark News Daily - Nigeria's most sought-after online newspaper in Government, Politics, Sport, Entertainment and Religion. Prevail Inegbenose studied Mass Communication from the prestigious Auchi Polytechnic Auchi and graduated in 2007. He is an experienced journalist with 16 years of active and practical journalism. Prevail Inegbenose is the Lead Pastor, House of God Int'l - Rest Tabernacle, Abuja - Nigeria. Tel: 08039564796.

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