Police Redeploy DPO, Orderly Over Alleged Shooting To Death Of UNIBEN Student


The Nigeria Police has redeployed the Divisional Police Officer of Ogida Police Station, Carol Afegbai to allow for a thorough investigation of the shooting to death of a final year student of the University of Benin, Ibrahim Momodu.

Commissioner of Police in Edo State, Folusho Adebanjo, who made this known on Friday in Benin City, said that “it might be too early for anyone to dismiss either the claim of the police or that of the bereaved family.”

“In order to demonstrate that the Edo State Police management team’s desire for justice and fairness as it concerns this case, the case file has been forwarded to the Director of Public Prosecutions for legal advice,”

Also, an orderly to the redeployed officer, Amadi Idahosa, who allegedly shot Mr. Momodu to death on May 27 in a case that has generated public condemnation, was redeployed too.

“The DPO of Ogida Division, CSP Carol Afegbai and her orderly, PC Amadin Idahosa who shot the deceased have also been redeployed to facilitate further investigation,” the police chief said.

Information Nigeria reports that Mr. Momodu was shot on the chest dead at night while returning home after allegedly refusing to stop at a police stop-and-search point.

His corpse was purportedly buried by the police the following day but following a petition by the deceased’s family to the state governor, comrade Adams Oshiomhole, Momodu’s corpse was exhumed on Thursday and an autopsy carried out to determine the cause and time of his death.


  1. I am disappointed with Nigeria and her Police.I bet yoiu that woman as I see her picture can never be on duty at a check point in the night with junior officers.The earlier report said it was in the noon and the family of the deceased said they received the news latter in the evening from one of their relative in the force and started calling his number but nobody picked it.Their relative never said he was a robber.Suspension not redeployment is the right thing.Police can not render justice to the family.Let government to establish independent enquiry and investigation.The boy she killed is the only son of his family.

  2. I guess everyone is entitled to their comments and opinions. I have faith in the Nigerian Justice System and trust that this case would be put to rest after the investigation. My heart goes out to the bereaved family, i wish them peace and pray that God grants them enough grace to bear the loss. I trust the investigation will answer questions like why the student had refused to stop at the police’s routine Stop and Search, being well aware of the consequences. The other statements made about her being the richest DPO and a ritualist is laughable, erroneous and untrue. Wake up people! If ritualism is a sure way to be rich, then we would have more rich people than poor people. The author of this blog should pay more diligence to writing facts and not speculations. Have integrity and personal ethics in your work/job! Rather than sell out cheaply just to make more hits.