The family of the slain General Service Unit (GSU) Operations Commander Emadau Tebakol has alleged at foul play in the senior officer's death.
Tebakol was gunned down by attackers following a raid on their convoy by unknown assailants on Sunday, January 17, 2021, as informed by Inspector General of Police Hillary Mutyambai.
An autopsy report conducted on the office on Monday, and released on Tuesday, January 19, revealed that a single bullet shattered the officer's lower and upper jaws and damage the brain. The second bullet entered his body through the right leg.File image of slain General Service Unit (GSU) Operations Commander Emadau Tebakol.
Family spokesperson Joseph Nakol upon review of the autopsy report alleged that a fellow officer might have murdered their brother over work-related matters.
"If the bullet in his head was from a gun fired from distance, how come his lips were not injured? How did the bullet enter the mouth?" Nakol queried.
"The only possible explanation is that the shot was fired by someone who forced our brother to open his mouth and pulled the trigger," he added.
He went on to question how Tebakol would have been shot and his jaws damaged yet his front teeth remained intact.
The family also argued that the slain officer's vehicle had no bullet holes refuting claims he had been in an hour-long gun battle with the attackers.
GSU Commandant Douglas Kanja refuted the allegations by the family, maintaining that Tebakol was slain in a battle with attackers.
"Tebakol was a respected senior officer who worked well with fellow officers. Why would anyone come up with such outrageous claims? Whoever is spreading such lies should stop and let us accord our senior officer the respect he deserves even in his eath," Kanja was quoted by the Standard as saying.
The family stated that they will lodge a complaint to the Independent Policing Oversight Authority to investigate the matter.
This comes at the back of a promise by Interior Cabinet Secretary Fred Matiang'i to crack down on the assailants who claimed the life of the GSU officer. He asked the attackers to surrender to the authorities.
"It is a clear case of murder. There was no conflict. It was a premeditated ambush that was targetting our deputy director of operations at the General Service Unit. We must stop pretending and put things candidly," Matiang'i stated.Interior CS Fred Matiang'i addressing the press after a meeting with Governors on Thursday, February 20, 2020.
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