By Augustine Ehikioya
For seriously assaulting one Brodrick Omesan, the Delta State Police Command has dismissed two Policemen of the Command.
The two officers namely, Sgt Felix Ebikabowei and Ndubuisi Abazie, who were attached to ‘B’ Division, Warri, were said to have committed the crime while on illegal duty.
A statement issued on Friday by the Police Public Relations Officer, Delta State Command, DSP Bright Edafe, and made available to Security Watch Africa (SWA), said the two Policemen would be charged to court after investigation is concluded.
He said “On 12/8/2021 after close of work, conspired among themselves and engaged in illegal duty along Estate Roundabout, Warri. They accosted a Tricycle Rider, one Brodrick Omesan ‘m’ age 36yrs of Oviri Street, Agbaroh.
“An argument ensued between the Policemen and the victim during which they allegedly pushed and beat him up which led to serious injuries on his head.
“The victim was rushed to the hospital where he is currently receiving treatment.
The Commissioner of Police upon receiving the complaint immediately directed that the case be transferred to State Criminal Investigation Department (SCID) for discreet and unbiased investigation.”
According to him, investigation later revealed that the two officers have a case to answer on the serious assault on the victim who is still in critical condition.
“The CP again ordered that they should face the internal disciplinary action and the Command Provost was directed to try them in an Orderly Room.
“The two officers who were tried for the offence of incivility to members of the public, disobedience to lawful order contrary to paragraph E(iii) first schedule of the Police Act and regulations 370 paragraph F of Police Act and Regulations CAP P.9 Laws of the Federal Republic of Nigeria 2004 were found guilty on both counts and have been dismissed from the Force with effect from 14/9/2021.
“The CP while condoling with the family of the victim has ordered that the dismissed Policemen remain in custody at SCID and they will be charged to Court as soon as investigation is concluded.”
The statement also said that the Commissioner of Police, Delta State, CP Ari Muhammed Ali has assured members of the public on the readiness of the Command to deal decisively with any erring officer and “is also using this medium to send a strong warning to officers of the Command, noting that abuse of human right, incivility to members of the public and unprofessional conduct in all areas will not be tolerated.”