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IGP launches high-level probe into Ochekwo case amidst public outcry

In a decisive move, the Inspector-General of Police, IGP Kayode Adeolu Egbetokun, has initiated a comprehensive investigation into the controversial case of Andrew Ochekwo, whose death has sparked widespread debate and concern. The case, which also involves the mysterious disappearance of two women, Celine Ndudim and Afiba Tandoh, has been marred by allegations of police misconduct and a potential cover-up.

The IGP’s directive empowers the Monitoring Unit to delve deep into the initial handling of the case by the Abia State investigative team and the Force Intelligence Department Intelligence Response Team (IGP-IRT). The objective is to uncover the truth behind the allegations that have cast a shadow over the integrity of the police force.

This high-powered investigation is set against a backdrop of public unrest and demands for justice, following reports that Ochekwo, a suspect in the disappearance of the two ladies, was allowed undue freedoms while in custody. The case took a dramatic turn when Ochekwo, who was also wanted in the UK for sexual crimes, was allegedly killed by a local vigilante group after escaping police custody.

The IGP has assured the public of a transparent and professional investigation, urging calm and cooperation from all stakeholders. The Monitoring Unit has been given a strict two-week deadline to present its findings, ensuring a swift response to the public’s call for accountability.


As the nation watches, the Nigeria Police Force remains committed to upholding justice and has called on anyone with relevant information to contribute to the investigation. The Force has promised to maintain the highest level of confidentiality for all informants and to keep the public informed as the case unfolds.

LM will continue to follow this story closely, providing updates and insights as they become available.

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