The Delta State Police Command has debunked the reported news on some TV stations and online platforms stating that a medical doctor was shot by the Police in the state.
The Delta State Police Public Relations Officer(PPRO) Asaba, DSP Bright Edafe, made the rebuttal in a statement issued to newsmen on Thursday, describe the publication as fake and misleading as the doctor was not shot as claimed.
Edafe said on Jan.24, 2023, the said doctor, Adja Harrison,reported that he had an encounter with a VIP convoy at Agbor, during which one of the security personnel shot at his vehicle.
“The VIP is unknown as well as the identity of the security man that shot.The registration number provided by the doctor revealed that it is a private registered vehicle and not a Police vehicle”Edafe said
He said that investigation is ongoing to ascertain the identity of the security personnel that carried out the act, adding that it will be wrong to assume that the shooting was done by the police.
“The Command has written to the appropriate authority to furnish us with the details of the vehicle to ascertain the identity of the owner of the vehicle to enable us fish out the perpetrators.
“The command sues for calm as upon completion of the investigation, the public will be informed”
He said the state Commissioner of Police, advised journalists to be honest and factual in their report and not resort to misleading headlines.