The Enugu State Governor, Sullivan Chime has declared a reward for N10million for anyone who gives information that could lead to the apprehending of those behind the assassination of the Kwara State Police Commissioner, Chinwike Asadu, in Enugu.
He made this statement while on a condolence visit to the residence of the deceased, where he described the incident as an embarrassment to not only to the police, but to the entire nation.
“This is most embarrassing, not just to the police, but to the nation. For a senior police officer to be killed in such a manner, to me, is quite unfortunate and the state government has decided to take a position on this, in order to show the seriousness of what has happened, it has followed a pattern.
“What they do now is to follow and kill people with escorts; they kill and collect the guns of their victims. I think it has taken a pattern. So we are paying a ransom of N10 million for anybody that will give us information that will lead to the arrest of the culprits to show the seriousness. It’s quite embarrassing,” he said
The governor added that the state would provide all necessary assistance to security agencies in the country to fish out those behind the killing of the commissioner, which he describe as a shocking and dastardly incident. He also added that in order to tackle the increasing spate of insecurity in the state, the government had procured police vans, which would be handed over shortly.
He further disclosed that his government was willing to help the family in every way possible to ease the pains that the killing of their breadwinner could cause them.
The first son of the deceased, Onyekachi, who responded on behalf of the family, appreciated the police command, the governor and the nation at large for the outpour of emotions since the incident happened.