CSP Ayodele Suleiman, the Divisional Police Officer of Auchi Division, Edo State, has been removed by the state Commissioner of Police, AIG Abutu Yaro.
He was removed following the death of the suspect allegedly involved in the attack of the General Overseer of Omega Fire Ministry, Apostle Johnson Suleman’s convoy.
A statement by the Command’s Deputy Public Relations Officer, Jennifer Iwegbu, said the DPO’s withdrawal was part of the measures to unravel the circumstances that led to the death of one of the surviving members of the gang that attacked the convoy and that he is to report at the state police command for debriefing.
The statement read, “The outgoing CP now AIG Abutu Yaro has ordered the withdrawal of CSP Ayodele Suleiman, DPO Auchi for debriefing at the State Headquarters with immediate effect.
“We urged members of the public to remain calm and patient, assuring that no stone would be left unturned to unearth the circumstances surrounding the incident.”
The PUNCH had earlier reported that one of the suspected attackers of the Apostle Suleiman was arrested by vigilantes present in the community and handed over to the police.
Reacting to the alleged death of the suspect, Apostle Suleman took to his Twitter account accusing the police of trying to erase all evidence that could lead to the arrest of his attackers.