Nigeria Police commiserates with family of slain Cpl Stanley Etaga


By Christian Ogoh

A high-powered delegation of the inspector General of Police (IGP), led by CP Abutu Yaro in charge of operations at the Force Headquarters, Abuja, during the weekend paid a fact-finding visit to the family of late Cpl. Stanley Etaga in Ughelli, Ughelli South Local Government Area.

Speaking, CP. Yaro conveyed the heartfelt condolences of the IGP to the family of late Cpl. Stanley Etaga who was killed by protesting youths at Otovwodo Junction, Ughelli while on duty with his team on 8th October, 2020.

According to the CP, the purpose of the visit was to among others, ascertain the level of wanton destruction on police formation across the country, the number of dead and injured police officers and come up with a report for the IGP to take to appropriate quarters for attention.

Late Stanley Etaga is survived by four children Ejetavwo 17, Sonia 13, Genesis 9, and Testimony 4 and family members.

Speaking on behalf of late cpl. Stanley Etaga’s family, Pastor Edewor Egedegbe, uncle to the late officer, who is also an aide to the Deputy President of the Senate, Senator Ovie Omo-Agege, thanked the IGP for the gesture by sending a high-powered delegation from Abuja, to condole with the family.

He lauded the IGP team for its painstaking efforts in going round the country to ascertain the level of destructions by hoodlums whom he said hijack the EndSARS protests.

Egedegbe reminded the team not to see its assignment as one of those fact-finding mission of the past where nothing was done at the end of the day because, according to him, the circumstances and the times of it responsibility were different.

“I on behalf of the late Stanley Etaga’s family is counting on your integrity CP and that of the IGP has vowed severally to reposition the police for a better modern day police force with best practice. We are therefore asking that the wife and children of late Cpl Stanley Etaga be properly taken care of as their bread winner died in active service.

“That Late Stanley Etaga be named the hero of Nigeria Police Reform 2020, as the first police to lose his life to the #ENDSARS protesters across the country.

“The police should also use this opportunity of reform to clean its house of bad elements giving it bad image from time to time.

“We are also calling on the police leadership to carry out value reorientation training for her personnel often for a better modern-day policing with efficiency, intelligence, tact and zeal for optimum performance, “he added

The family members and the acting DPO, A Division Ughelli, took the team to the Ughelli Central Hospital mortuary where the remains of lata Stanley Etega is kept for photograph to be taken by the visiting team from Abuja.

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