…Delta CP Condemned Attack On Police By Personnel of Nigerian Navy.
…..Delta Police Command Advises Residents To Seek Redress Through Established Channels.
By Victor Bieni, Asaba
Delta State Commissioner of Police, CP Ari Mohammed Ali, has condemned the recent attack on Police Officers while performing their lawful duties by Personnel of the Nigerian Navy as he calls for calm, commends the general public for their concerns.
The media learnt this today being on Sunday, March 12, 2023 from the Police Public Relations Officer, Delta State Command, DSP Bright Edafe in a press statement made available to some group of Journalists in Asaba, Delta State capital as CP Ari Mohammed Ali frowned that such act would not be tolerated, advises residents of the state not to take laws into their hands, seek redress through established channels.
The statement by Delta State Police Command reads in parts: “On 08/03/2023 at about 1445hrs a Naval rating, identified as Kevwe Ejaita ‘m’ alongside two others who lodged at Oguta lake hotel behind Enerhen Division, while driving out of the area, had an altercation with one the policemen posted as Station Guards at the security barrier in front of the Police Station”.
“Surprisingly, on 09/03/2023, the said Kevwe Ejaita, returned to the station with about fifteen other naval ratings, attacked the police sergeant (name withheld) with whom he had an altercation the previous day, tore his uniform and inflicted injuries on his face. The DPO Enerhen Division promptly responded with his men, and the attack was successfully repelled while the said Kevwe Ejaita, who was the arrowhead of the group, was arrested”.
“The Naval authority in Warri on being informed of the situation detailed a team of Naval Police personnel to proceed to the Division. The arrested Naval Rating was released to the navy authority on request for necessary disciplinary action. The injured police sergeant was taken to the hospital for treatment and later discharged.
Meanwhile, the command and the leadership of Nigerian Navy in the state have taken steps to avert a reoccurrence”.
Delta Police Boss, CP Ari Muhammed Ali, while condemning the act by the Naval Ratings, commended members of the public for their concern. He then warned in strong terms that, assault on police officers while performing their lawful duties by anyone will not be tolerated as he enjoined residents of the state to learn to seek redress through the established channels rather than taken laws into their hands.