It was in the news last week Tuesday that four police officers were slaughtered in cold blood in a bizarre way that residents of Afuze town were left in shock by the horrific way in which the lives of the police officers were terminated. The slain police officers included the DPO Mr Ojo Kosenami and three others, two female police personnel, one of which was said to be pregnant and another male personnel. The Tuesdays dastardly attack took place at Afuze, headquarters of Owan East Local Government Area in Edo State.
The murdering gunmen who used Improved Explosive Devices (IED) to bomb the police station were reported to have taken the Divisional Police Officer (DPO) in charge of the station, and three others to a room, stripped them naked and then killed them, the other killed police officers were Sergeant Justina Aghomon, Inspector Sado Isaac and Corporal Glory David.
According to Police sources, the trigger happy gunmen invaded the police station to release one of their gang members who was earlier arrested and detained by the late DPO, Ojo Kosenami, the sources said that after breaking into the station, the leader of the gang offered money to the DPO for bail but the DPO was said to have turned it down, insisting that the case be transferred to the police headquarters for further investigation.
Special Adviser to Governor Godwin Obaseki on Media and Communication Strategy, Mr. Crusoe Osagie, said
“It is a bit of closure that the police have apprehended some of those suspected to have attacked the police station.
“Though we hear a good number of the suspects have been apprehended, we hope to get more information when the Edo State Commissioner of Police, Muhammed Danmallam briefs the press tomorrow (today).
“The state government is committed to the security of Edo people and residents in the state. The incident in Afuze is condemnable and we commiserate with the affected families.
“We also hope that the speed at which the suspected culprits were arrested will bring some closure to the families, even as we await the full briefing from the police commissioner.”