The Delta State Police Command says it has dismissed two officers of the command for seriously assaulting one Brodrick Omesan.
A statement on Friday by the Command’s spokesperson, DSP Bright Edafe, said the two officers, Sgt Felix Ebikabowei and Ndubuisi Abazie, before their dismissal were attached to the Divisional Police Station, ‘B’ Division Warri.
According to the statement, both policemen on Thursday, August 8, 2021, “after the 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 SCID for 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 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 W.E.F 14/9/2021.”
The CP, Ari Muhammed Ali, the statement added consoles with the family of the victim and has ordered that the dismissed policemen remain in custody at the state criminal investigation department until they will be charged to court as soon as investigation is concluded.
The state police boss also has assured members of the public of the readiness of the command to deal decisively with any erring officer.
He further warned officers of the Command as abuse of human right, incivility to members of the public and unprofessional conduct in all areas will not be tolerated.