Nigerian Army Vows to Fish Out Killers of Colonel in Ibadan
The Nigerian Army has vowed to track down the killers of the former Commandant of the Command Secondary School, Apata, Ibadan, Colonel Anthony Okeyim.
In a statement by the Deputy Director, Public Relations, Col. Timothy Antigha, for 2 Division yesterday, the army said it would do everything possible to fish out Okeyim’s killers as it works in conjunction with the Police and the Department of State Security Services.
Antigha added that the joint investigation “will not be concluded until the perpetrators of the crime are identified and brought to justice.”
The Army DDPR also revealed that the autopsy conducted on the deceased Okeyim showed that the late senior officer died as a result of intracranial pressure arising from a fracture of the skull.
The division said: “Any other stories connected with this case that is being spread by certain faceless individuals are false, diversionary and aimed at derailing the ongoing investigation.”
Colonel. Okeyim was murdered in the premises of Command Secondary School Apata Ibadan on December 12, 2016, and Usman Yusuf, the Garisson Commander, 2 Division had at a news conference on December 13 told said that the General Officer Commanding(GOC), Chukwunedum Abraham, a brigadier general, had ordered that security be mounted around the premises. The 2 Division of The Nigerian Army, in conjunction with the Oyo State Police Command and the Department of State Security Service in Oyo State commenced an immediate investigation into the incident.
Col. Antigha said that the investigation is still ongoing, and he is satisfied that appreciable progress has been made about the case.