In matters relating to the commission of serious crimes, the House of Representatives has urged the Inspector General of Police (IG) to, henceforth, endeavour to brief state governors on the progress made in investigating them.
It however, expunged the portion of the report that hitherto called on the IG to intensify the investigation of Rev. David Ugolor, who was alleged to have been involved in the murder of Comrade Olaitan Oyerinde, a former Principal Private Secretary to the Governor of Edo State, Adams Oshiomhole.
The calls were part of a report of the petition by civil society organisations submitted to the House by its committee on public petitions headed by Hon Uzo Azubuike (PDP, Abia).
The committee also submitted a report on the alleged wrongful termination and suspension of the appointment of one Mr. Patrick Okoli and E.O Mbadugha respectively by the Nigeria Police Force.
The House “urged the IG to harmonise all perceived areas of conflict in the investigations by the police and the State Security Services (SSS) based on quality of evidence and transmit the case file to the Attorney General of Edo State for immediate prosecution of all the suspects.”
It further instructed the IG “to critically investigate the complicity of the Divisional Police Officer and officers of the Esigie Police Station in Benin-City in the documentation of the recovered locally made single barrel gun in the face of manifest inconsistencies in both the extract from the Crime Duty and Exhibit Register.”