CITIZENS COMPASS– Delta State Police Command, on Sunday, says it has arrested some Police personnel caught manhandling a woman in a viral video.
This was disclosed in a statement, issued by the Police Public Relations Officer for Delta State Command, DSP Bright Edafe., on Sunday, March 26, 2023.
” The Command is aware of a video recording that has since gone viral on various social media platforms of some policemen manhandling a woman in a dehumanizing manner.
After a careful examination of the video clip, it is clear and obvious that the policemen acted in an unprofessional manner unbecoming of police officers.
” The Command condemns their act in totality, as no citizen deserves to be treated in such a manner either by the Police or anybody. Their act is not only inexcusable but unpardonable and will not be tolerated by the Command.
” The erring Police officers serving at Agbarho Division have been identified, summoned, and detained at the command headquarters. The Commissioner of Police, CP Ari Muhammed Ali FCIA, psc+ has directed that internal disciplinary action be initiated immediately and at the end of their orderly room trial, members of the public will be intimated on the outcome.
” The Command wishes to reiterate that “rope” is not a police accoutrement and as such, should not be used by policemen in whatever guise while carrying out their duty. It’s not in the character of the Command to dehumanize and trample on the rights of citizens.
” He assures members of the public that the officers concerned will be decisively dealt in accordance with the extant laws as stipulated in the Police act and regulations to serve as a deterrent to others.
” The CP wishes to emphasize that protection of life and properties in the State remains the top priority of the Command.
” The following dedicated phone lines are available to the public to reach the command, as a quick response contact for any complaint or distress situation.’
0915 557 0008, 0915 557 0007
Command control room via 0803 668 4974::