JUST IN: IGP Orders Investigation Into Cadet’s Death

The Acting inspector General of Police (IGP), Kayode Egbetokun, has called for a seven-man panel of inquiry, headed by the Deputy Inspector-General of Police in charge of the Force Criminal Investigation Department, Abuja, Abiodun Alabi, to conduct a detailed investigation into the circumstances that led to the death of a police cadet, Sulaiman Jikah at the Nigerian Police Academy, Wudil, Kano State….CONTINUE READING

The panel were instructed by, Egbetokun to submit a comprehensive report on the finding and recommendation within four days, while extending his heartfelt condolences and commiserations to Jika’s family, relations and assuring that he was deeply empathetic to their pains and loss; and the force will do the needful to expose the truth and uphold Justice in the case.

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The Forces Public Relations Officer, Olumuyiwa Adejobi, in a statement on Tuesday at 1:03 a.m., said the Deputy Inspector-General of Police in charge of the Force Criminal Investigative Department (FCID), Abuja, DIG Abiodun Alabi would lead the panel.

Adejobi said, “In response to the tragic incident at the Nigeria Police Academy (POLAC), Wudil, Kano State, where a promising young cadet, Sulaiman Jika, lost his life, on Friday, 1st of September, 2023, the Inspector General of Police (IGP) has set up a 7-man Panel of Inquiry on Monday 4th September, 2023, headed by the Deputy Inspector General of Police in charge of the Force Criminal Investigation Department (FCID), Abuja, DIG Abiodun Alabi, fdc, with a mandate to conduct a thorough and impartial investigation into the circumstances surrounding the cadet’s death”.

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“The IGP has set a deadline of 4 days for the panel to furnish a comprehensive report detailing its findings and recommendations. Other members of the panel include the AIG Training and Development, AIG Oyeyemi Oyediran; Force Medical Officer, CP Garba Emmanuel Nzukwen; CP Homicide FCID, CP Fom Pam Joseph, psc(+); CP Training POLAC, CP Patrick Edung; representative of the CP Legal as the secretary, and the Principal Staff Officer II to the IGP, ACP Idris Abubakar”...CONTINUE READING

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It is was reported that the Jikah was a 100- level course 9 police cadet, dropped dead at POLAC on Saturday, September 2, 2023, after being allegedly starved and malnourished for over two weeks.