No IED found in Ahoada High Court attack – Police

The Commissioner of Police, Tunde Ogunsakin and his team that visited the scene of the Ahoada High Court explosion has stated that no trace of IED (Improvised Explosive Device) was found at the scene.


According to a statement by ASP. Grace W. Iringe-Koko of Rivers State Police Command, the Police Anti Bomb Team who collected samples for analysis at the scene of the attack said that from the analysis of samples collected so far, none of the features of explosion was present and at the scene, there was no evidence of explosion; no shockwaves, and no bang.


Though she said that the command however observed burning that resulted in conflagrations.
The statement further said that the CP also paid a visit to the High court Judge, Justice Charles Wali at his Ahoada residence who confirmed that he was to preside over some cases for hearing on the day the court was attacked.

“The Rivers state Police command has made conscious efforts to reinforce security in court premises and judicial living quarters all around the state so as to forestall any similar happening.

“The State Criminal Investigation Department (SCID) and the Police Bomb squad have been mandated to fish out the perpetrators of the crime.

“The Rivers state command in its bid to overrun criminals who constitute a clog in the wheel of progress has begun investigations on the matter even though no suspect has been arrested,” she said.

Iringe-Koko said the command reassured the general public to go about their lawful activities without let or hindrance.

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