Police detained officers for assaulting residents – officials

Delta State Police Commissioner Wale Abbas on Tuesday ordered the detention of some police officers for allegedly assaulting some residents in the state.

State police spokesperson, Bright Adafe, who disclosed this in a statement sent to Premium Times on Tuesday, said officers were seen in a viral video assaulting residents.

The incident took place in Akredjebor community in Ugheli North Local Government Area of ​​Delta State.

In Video Clip Posted on Twitter, a police officer is seen using a placard to beat an unidentified man, while another officer is seen chasing each other, according to background noise in the video, apparently But a motorcycle rider.

Mr Adafe, the Deputy Superintendent of Police, did not reveal the identity of the officers.

He also did not disclose when the incident occurred and what caused the officers to assault him, an action he described as “unprofessional”.

“It is not in the character of the command to attack the members of the public we are supposed to protect. More than that, placards are not part of police finery, and it is absolutely unprofessional for them to assault members of the public in any way,” said Mr Adafey.

The incident comes less than two months after some officials were reportedly arrested in the state abuse A woman after the video of the incident went viral.

The victim, a top-naked woman, can be seen crying for help in the video as police officers pin her to the ground using a rope to tie her hands behind her back.

The newspaper reported in March that in the video an officer could be seen stamping on the woman’s leg as she struggled on the ground.

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In neighboring Rivers State, Police last month demoted An officer who was filmed slapping a motorist in the state’s Amohua Local Government Area.

The attack on the motorist by the officers sparked an outcry on social media, prompting police in Rivers State to order his arrest.

The three officers involved were subsequently arrested and taken to the force headquarters in Abuja where they faced administrative trials.

One of the officers, Adejoh Siaka, an inspector, was demoted to the rank of sergeant after the trial. A sergeant, Ndiva Kupuebari, was reprimanded for being present at the scene, while the last of the three – Friday Obaka, was unconditionally discharged after trial.

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