CITIZENS COMPASS- THE outgoing Commissioner of Police in Edo State, Abutu Yaro, has ordered the immediate withdrawal of CSP Ayodele Suleiman, the Divisional Police Officer (DPO) of Auchi Division.
The order was given following the controversy surrounding the death of a suspect who attacked Apostle Johnson Suleman, the President, Omega Fire Ministries Worldwide,
This was disclosed In a statement on Saturday, by the outgoing police commissioner in the state who ordered the immediate withdrawal of the DPO for interrogation.
The suspect was reportedly arrested alive and handed over to the police after gunmen opened fire on the convoy of the cleric on Friday evening, along the Benin–Auchi Road in Edo State.
Seven persons were confirmed dead during the attack including police orderlies as well as Suleman’s aides while the cleric narrowly escaped.
In a viral video, a voice observed to be that of a policeman said, “One of the kidnappers was caught today (Friday) in an operation led by the DPO, CSP, along Iyewe-Auchi Road, and after a gun battle, this one (suspect) was gunned down while others escaped with bullet wounds. Bush combing is ongoing.”
However, the cleric said the attack was an assassination attempt and alleged that the gunmen were not kidnappers.
Lies…there weren’t kidnappers… He was caught and handed over and the police killed him immediately…Why kill him on the spot? Who is trying to cover up traces?”
said the preacher.