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Edo Police apprehend officers caught mistreating suspect in viral video

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The Edo State Police Command has acknowledged the viral video circulating on social media, showing police officers inside a Sienna Vehicle allegedly involved in an incident where a handcuffed young man was reportedly run over.

SP Chidi Nwabuzor, Police Public Relations Officer, Edo State Command made the disclosure in a statement.

He said preliminarily investigation has indicated that on 29 June, 2023 at about 1700hrs, ASP Magdalene Osayande reported at Ekpoma Divisional Police Headquarters, Ekpoma, Edo State that while on routine stop and search duty with her team of six (6) policemen along Ihumudumu Road, Ekpoma, Edo State, intercepted a driver of unregistered Lexus car and demanded for the vehicle particulars.

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He said along the line, he became aggressive and refused to oblige the request of the Police operatives, but rather attacked them, inflicted injuries on them, and destroyed Police vehicle.

However the PPRO further said he was arrested, handcuffed, and identified as one Success Ehimare before the incident that is currently trending in social media occurred.

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He was later taken to Irrua Specialist Hospital for treatment, and he is in good health condition.

He noted that in light of the above, CP Mohammed Adamu Dankwara has condemned the action of the policeman that he saw in the trending video, and described it as barbaric, inhumane and unprofessional.

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He therefore gave a marching order to the Divisional Police Officer (DPO), Ekpoma to identify, arrest, and bring to the State Police Headquarters Benin for brief and debrief.

“The officers had so far been arrested, and they are with the State Criminal Investigation Department (SCID), where they are undergoing through some interrogations.”

“The CP appeals to the good people of Edo State and the general public to remain calm and go about their business, assuring them that justice will be served.”



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