By Patrick Obia and Sylvia Akpan
Despite hesitancy by the Cross River State police command to comment on the crushing of Sergeant Obasse Barong of the traffic division by a truck earlier this week, calls have been mounting for justice.
The Commissioner of Police, Aminu Alhassan in a statement said the command is piqued by the sharing of the remains of the traffic cop by netizens amidst claims that the command abandoned the traffic cop.
Meanwhile, CrossRiverWatch has compiled a couple of facts about the deceased officer.
Kate Obase Okoi (nee Barong) hails from central Cross River State where she is also married.
Marriage to A Colleague…
Sergeant Woman (SGW) Obase Barong is married to a fellow police officer who is also a traffic cop, Mr. Lucky Okoi, a native of Ugep, Yakurr Local Government Area.
Mother of Triplets…
Mrs. Okoi birthed triplets nearly nine years ago on December 28, 2012. The triplets, Miracle, Divine and Favour will turn nine on December 28, 2021.
The late traffic cop is said to have been very jovial according to social media posts monitored by CrossRiverWatch.
Forgotten… or Not
Netizens claimed that her remains were abandoned by the Cross River State Police command with colleagues contributing money to pay for the treatment of her remains.
But, the Cross River State Police command issued a statement disclaiming that. Read the statement below…
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