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Delta: Police sack two officers for manhandling tricycle rider

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The police in Delta State have laid off two officers for beating up one Broderick Omesan, a commercial tricycle operator in Agbarho town, Ughelli South Local Government Area of Delta State.

The two officers, Sergeant Felix Ebikabowei and Sergeant Ndubuisi Abazie, were attached to “B” Division Warri.

A Press Release by the Delta State Police Public Relations Officer, DSP Bright Edafe, stated that last August 12, after close of work, the officers conspired to engage in Illegal duties along Estate Roundabout, Warri, and they accosted a “Keke-NAPEP” rider, 36-year-old Broderick Omesan, of Oviri Street, Agbaroh.

The statement said that in the process, an argument ensued between the policemen and the victim, during which they beat him up, which led to serious injuries to his head.

The victim was rushed to the hospital where he is currently receiving treatment.

It said: “The Commissioner of police upon receiving the complaint, immediately directed that the case be transferred to SCID for a discreet and unbiased investigation.

“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 internal disciplinary action and the command’s 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, ordered that the dismissed policemen remain in custody at the state Criminal Investigation Department and they will be charged to court as soon as investigation is concluded.”

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