Two officers of the Nigeria Police Force have been sacked for allegedly assaulting a Keke driver in Delta State.
Their dismissal from service was revealed in a statement signed by the Acting Police Public Relations Officer, DSP Bright Edafe, Naija News understands.
It was revealed that the two dismissed officers; Sgt Felix Ebikabowei and Ndubuisi Abazie had after their working hour on August 12, conspired among themselves and engaged in Illegal duty along the estate roundabout Warri.
The officers reportedly accosted a Tricycle Rider identified as Brodrick Omesan, 36, a resident of Oviri street Agbaroh.
An argument is said to have ensued between them and the officers allegedly pushed and beat the tricycle rider up, leaving him with severe wounds on his head.
“The victim was rushed to the hospital where he is currently receiving treatment,” Edafe confirmed.
The APPRO said, “On 12/8/2021 after the close of work, the policemen 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.”
Upon receiving the complaint, the State Commissioner of Police, Ari Mohammed Ali, immediately dismissed the two officers serving at the “B” Division in Warri.
He directed that the case be transferred to SCID for a discreet and unbiased investigation.
DSP Edafe added that “Investigations 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 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.”
DSP Edafe said CP Ali condoled with the family of the victim just as he ordered that the dismissed policemen remain in custody at the state criminal investigation department.
He directed that the officers be charged to court as soon as investigations are concluded.
Edafe added that CP Ali assured members of the public of the readiness of the command to deal decisively with any erring officer, warning that officers of the command who abuse members of the public and are unprofessional in conduct will not be tolerated.