GRAPHIC IMAGE: How Squabble Over Cleaning Of Toilet Led To Murder Of Female Inspector Of Police In Edo State.
When police Inspector Efemena George Ishiaka pleaded with his colleagues to release a thuggy neighbour who threatened her life, she didn’t know that would open the door to her death.
Inspector Efemena, 40, was murdered by Collins Anthony, a neighbour who had threatened to kill her earlier.
Standard Gazette had reported how Collins led his two gang members on 21 July to attack the Inspector after he had signed an undertaking claiming he didn’t mean his earlier threats.
The female Inspector recently moved in with her lover at No 152, Uselu-Lagos Road in Benin City, where he crossed paths with Collins.
On 11 June, Inspector Efemena reported a case of assault against Collings after a fallout over a roster – the responsibility of sweeping, cleaning the kitchen and washing the toilet – and the female Inspector started receiving threat messages from Collins, which led to his first arrest.
After being granted bail, Collins, who worked inside the Uselu market as a pepper grinding machine operator,
led two other suspects believed to be members of a secret cult in the state and attacked Inspector Efe at home, stabbing her multiple times with her kitchen knife.
Realizing his crime, he escaped to Okede, Emu, in Esan South East Local government area of Edo State, where he was eventually arrested and transferred to the homicide department of the Edo State police command.
Inspector Efe George Ishiaka’s career
Inspector Efemena George Ishiaka, the mother of two, joined the Nigerian Police Force on 1 June 2006 as a constable and was promoted to corporal on 8 March 2013.
On 1 June 2017, she was promoted to sergeant and became an Inspector of Police on 10 October 2021.
Inspector Efemena hailed from Ogwas in Delta State and had worked in the Anti-Bomb squad unit, Edo State police command before she was transferred to Cross River State.
She was recently transferred back to Edo state, and until her death, she worked with Area Command metro.
Edo Police Command reacts to the murder of Inspector Efe George Ishiaka.
The Public Relations Officer for Edo State Police Command, SP Chidi, confirmed the incident, adding that Collins is currently in custody.
“An investigation by Okhoro Police divisional headquarters, Benin City, revealed that on 11 June 2022, the late policewoman Inspector Efemena George Ishiaka reported a case of assault against this same suspect Collins Anthony over the sharing of responsibility of sweeping, cleaning the kitchen and washing of the toilet,” The police PRO said.
He added, “After the arrest, their relationship never remained the same. Collins Anthony took it to heart and threatened to kill her. As a result of that threat, the late woman Inspector Efe George Ishiaka, went back to Okhoro to inform the police.
“Collins Anthony was invited, cautioned and made to write undertaken that he will never have anything to do with or kill the late woman Inspector. Unfortunately, on that fateful day, Collins Anthony and his cohorts went and killed the woman.”
The Edo State Police Public Relations officer SP Chidi Nwabuzor assured that other accomplices of the murder of the police Inspector would be arrested and prosecuted.
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