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Delta: Police react on viral video of police brutality, say erring policemen punished

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Delta state Commissioner of Police Mr. Ari Ali Muhammed

By Cletus Opukeme, Warri

 

The Delta Police command under the leadership of CP Ari Ali Muhammed has condemned a viral video of policemen assauktting a youngman, said the incidence happened August, 2021 and the policemen involved have been made to go through disciplinary mechanism in line with the Nigerian police  institution.

The Delta Police public relations officer, DSP Bright Edafe on Thursday while reacting to the viral video disclosed in a press statement, said, ”’The attention of the Delta State Police Command has been drawn to a video making round on various social media handles. The video captured Policemen attached to Rapid Response Squad (RRS) of the Command assaulting a young man along the Asaba-Onitsha expressway. The Command condemns the act of the Policemen in totality.

”The Command wishes to state that the incident occurred sometime in the month of August 2021 and immediately it was brought to the knowledge of the Command, the Commissioner of Police, CP Ari Muhammed Ali FCIA, psc+ directed the incident be looked into which has since been done and the erring Policemen indeed found guilty of assault and were subjected to internal disciplinary mechanism after which they were adequately sanctioned.

”The CP while condemning the malfeasance conduct of the officers also urges members of the public to remain calm and assured of the Command’s commitment in dealing with any officer who disregard the human right of any person. To this end, members of the public are urged to call any of the following numbers and report cases of abuse to human rights or any other infractions by Policemen of the Command.
The PPRO’s Office can be contacted through the following numbers
+234 915 557 0008
+234 915 557 0007
+234 902 907 0037
Or the Command Control Room via +234 803 668 4974” The statement added.

 

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