Ughelli Police Killings: Eight Suspects In Police Cell For Gruesome Murder

After over five weeks eight policemen were gruesomely murdered, the Nigeria Police Force has revealed that it has made significant progress in the investigation into the tragic incident that occurred in Ughelli, Delta State on 23rd February, 2023.

Making the disclosure on Saturday in Abuja, the spokesperson of the force, ACP Olumuyiwa Adejobi said that the officers where on a fact finding mission when they were ambushed and killed.

He further explained that on the 26th February, 2023, other officers on a rescue mission were also ambushed, resulting in the death of six policemen, while six others are still missing in action.

Following intensive investigative efforts, the police have apprehended eight suspects in connection with the brutal ambush attack.

According Adejobi, “Five suspects were initially arrested shortly after the incident, and an additional three suspects have been apprehended, at different locations, following the statements and cooperation of the initially arrested suspects, bringing the total number of arrests to eight.


“The arrested suspects are currently in custody and are assisting with the ongoing investigation.”

Meanwhile, he noted that the Nigeria Police Force is committed to ensuring that all those responsible for this reprehensible act, and many alike, are brought to justice swiftly and decisively. The Police assures that the suspects will soon have their day in court, with credible evidence, once investigations are concluded.

The Nigeria Police is deeply saddened by the heinous act of violence against our officers who were diligently performing their duty to protect and serve the community. Our thoughts and prayers are with the families of the fallen officers during this difficult time.

“We wish to reiterate that killers of our officers in this extant case, and many others, have murdered peace, and none of them will go unpunished,” ACP Olumuyiwa Adejobi reiterated in the statement.

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