Man Allegedly Stabbed By Policemen In Delta: Police Clarifies
The Delta State Police Command has made clarifications on a man allegedly stabbed by Policemen.
According to a press release signed by the Delta State Police Public Relations Officer, DSP Bright Edafe, it is not entirely true as it is being reported.
The statement read, “However, for the avoidance of doubt and for the public to be well informed on what truly transpired, the Command wishes to state as follows:
“On 8/7/2023, about 0115 hours, policemen attached to ‘A’ division Warri arrested and brought the said Mr. Diwenrenenagha to the police station after an altercation with a police officer who was at that time off duty. The suspect was arrested over an allegation of assault occasioning harm, where he allegedly used a yet-to-be-identified object to stab the
“Policeman on his head at a hotel in the barracks opposite the Warri Area Command office at about 0030 hours.
“However, the said Mr. Diwenrenenagha, who was suspected to be drunk at the time, fervently resisted being taken into custody for the alleged offence where he fought with policemen at the Police station, during which he and two other policemen sustained injuries, including a bite from the complainant.
“The Police took him and the other injured police officer to the hospital.
Edafe further said that the Commissioner of Police, CP Wale Abass, on receipt of the complaint from the said Mr. Diwenrenenagha that policemen stabbed him, immediately directed the DPO ‘A’ Division Warri to carry out a discreet investigation to ascertain what truly transpired and if indeed the police used any object on the complainant.
The CP reiterated that it is not in the character of the Command to trample on the rights of citizens.
He assures members of the public that the officers concerned, if found culpable, will be decisively dealt with in accordance with the extant laws as stipulated in the Police Act and regulations to serve as a deterrent to others.