Following the un-ending controversy surrounding the mysterious killing of Mr. Ugochukwu Ozuah in Lagos on September 20, 2012, five days after his wedding, allegedly by men in Police uniform, Inspector-General of Police, Mr. Mohammed Abubakar, has ordered the immediate take over of the case by a crack team of homicide investigators from Force Criminal Investigations Department, FCID, Abuja.
The high-powered investigation team from the FCID, which left Abuja, yesterday, is to immediately take-over the investigation of the case from the Lagos State Police Command, with the mandate to identify and fish out the killer(s).
Confirming the development in a statement yesterday, Deputy Force Public Relations Officer, CSP Frank Mba, said: “The IGP’s directive is necessitated by the need to maintain neutrality, professionalism, speedy and holistic dispensation of justice.”
While commiserating with the family, friends and relations of the deceased, the IG reassured the nation that the Force will do everything humanly and operationally possible to ensure that the perpetrators of the crime were unmasked and eventually brought to book.
He appealed to members of the public, especially those who may have witnessed the crime, to come forward with useful information that could aid the Police in tracking the felons, assuring members of public that they were at liberty to use the special Police email firstname.lastname@example.org in relaying useful information touching on this case.
Furthermore, the IG promised that the Special Investigating Team charged with the handling of this case will be releasing special dedicated phone lines for purposes of interaction with members of the public as soon as they were on ground in Lagos.