NOTICES OF MISCONDUCT SERVED ON POLICE IN RICHARD OKOROGHEYE CASE
The IOPC has served misconduct notices on two members of police staff, on the basis that there is an indication that they may have failed to pass on new and relevant information relating to Mr Okorogheye to the team responsible for conducting missing person assessments.
Evidence Joel, the mother of Richard Okorogheye reacted to this indication as follows:
“It is encouraging to hear that they are doing something because I kept calling and at one point, a police officer told me to stop. Whenever I have talked about how I was treated and how slow the police response was, some people could have thought I was exaggerating. I know that the investigation is at early stages and I don’t have details of the misconduct proceedings, but this news still provides some vindication of what I said all along about how slow the police were to act”.
The IOPC investigation into the police response to the missing persons report is projected to last between six to nine months.