IGP Ibrahim Idris and Commander, MOPOL 20, CSP Abubakar Yakubu during the unveiling of the Memorial Plaque of the Fallen Heroes
By Nkeremwen Cosmas
The Inspector-General of Police IGP Ibrahim Idris has named a new office complex in Lagos Police Mobile Force Headquarters Squadron 20 (MOPOL 20), Ikeja Lagos after two Gallant Mobile Police Officers, Chukwudi Iboko, and Sunday Agbo, who lost their lives during a robbery attack in Owerri.
Idris said Chukwudi Iboko and Sunday Agbo who died while repelling a robbery attack in one of the Zenith Bank branches in Owerri Imo state earlier in February this year were immortalised as a result of their selfless service in the Nigeria Police force to inspire other officers to put more effort at the discharge of their various duties.
L-R DIG Folusho Adebanjo, IGP Idris Ibrahim, DIG Magairi Dikko, Lagos Commissioner of Police CP Imohimi Edgal at the event
According to him, the officers were honoured because they are patriotic to the discharge of their duties. “The officers have shown serious commitment in delivering their gallant duty while they are on duty and the Nigeria Police force will never forget them”.
He said that the Mega Office Complex which is situated at the Police Mobile Force Headquarters, Squadron 20, Ikeja, GRA, Lagos, has been erected to enhance the smooth discharge of officers’ duty to gallantly combat crime to the barest minimum.
In their reactions to the IGP’s gesture, the families of the deceased officers expressed their gratitude to him and urged him to help in facilitating the release of all the financial benefits of the falling officers.
Commissioned MOPOL Squadron 20 Office Hqts Complex
Recall that the two policemen who have also been pronounced heroes by many Nigerians after the video of the shoot-out with the robbers went viral on the Internet have also been recommended for a post-humous promotion by the Imo State Commissioner of Police, Chris Ezike, to encourage other officers in actively discharging their duty to serve and protect Nigerians
Also in attendance at the commissioning of the Office complex are DIG: NorthWest Zone- Magairi Dikko, DIG Folusho Adebanjo, Ag. Commissioner of Police, Lagos Police Command- CP Imohim Edgal, amongst several other senior officers.