The Nigerian Police Force has been working really hard to rebuild its image and to sanitise it’s operations by weeding officers with characters that could bring back memories of #Endsar, a Nationwide Protest over police brutality.
To this end the Delta state police command says it has dismissed two of its officers for seriously assaulting a tricycle rider in Warri.
In a statement issued on Friday, September 17th, 2021, and signed by the command’s spokesman DSP Edafe Bright, the two dismissed officers, Sgt Felix Ebikabowei, and Ndubusi Abazie, attached to ‘B’ division in Warri, were on illegal stop and search duty on the 12 of August 2021, when they assaulted One Broderick Omesan, along estate round about in Warri, inflicting serious injuries on his head and body.
The victim was rushed to the hospital where he has since been receiving treatment.
The commissioner of police, Ari Muhammad, upon receiving the complaint, immediately directed that the case be transferred to state CID for discrete and unbiased investigation.
The statement noted that both officers were found guilty after been tried in an orderly room and will soon be charged to court for prosecution.
The command is however using this medium to warn its officers to desist from human rights abuses and unprofessional conduct.