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    Police Refutes Claim That DPO Demanded N350,000 To Release Corpse

    ByHyacinth Chinweuba

    Dec 2, 2022

    The Anambra Police Command has informed the members of the public that no corpse was released and no bribe was demanded by any policeman.

    DSP Ikenga Tochukwu, PPRO Anambra State Police Command said in a statement that it was not in the power of the DPO to release a corpse. 

    “Just as I early said it is not within the powers of the DPO to release corpse or to investigate murder cases. The case has been transferred to State CID for proper review and consolidation of information before us. 

    “Recall on Saturday 26/11/2022, there was rivalry Cult shootings that took place in Awka and this led to the murder of a young man. The Command already have three suspects in custody and investigation is still ongoing. 

    “The Command also want to use this medium to invite the Twitter handler @princenenchecfr to Anambra State Police Command by 11am on Wednesday 7/12/2022 to come with evidence and witnesses of persons when the DPO demanded the sum three hundred and fifty thousand naira from him and later the corpse was released. 

    “This will enable us come out with facts of what transpired.

    “The Command, while thanking the members of the public especially our followers on their comments and reactions, we urge you to sustain it and note that, it is from such that help in our decision to improve on our services,” he said.

    Hyacinth Chinweuba

    HYACINTH Chinweuba is a seasoned journalist and Managing Editor of Hybrid News Nigeria.

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