The Inspector General of Police, Usman Baba, has taken over the alleged battery case involving the suspended Chairman, Nnewi North Local Government Area, Anambra State, Mbazulike Iloka
Mbazulike had allegedly beaten his wife, Chidiebere, to death, according to testimonies of neighbours, a development that led to his suspension by Governor Chukwuma Soludo.
But in a letter dated July 16, 2022, and signed by the Principal Staff Officer to the IGP, CP Idowu Owohunwa, the police boss directed the Commissioner of Police, Homicide Section of the Force Criminal Investigation Department, Force Headquarters, Abuja to launch a probe into the case.
“I write to respectfully inform you that the Inspector-General of Police has directed the Commissioner of Police, Homicide Section of the Force Criminal Investigation Department, Force Headquarters, Abuja to investigate diligently and furnish a detailed report,” the letter read partly.
The IGP’s move followed another letter from a civil rights group, the Human Rights Writers Association of Nigeria (HURIWA), which had approached the police chief to arrest the suspect and probe the circumstances surrounding Chidiebere’s death