Policeman Smashes Driver’s Head With Wooden For Refusing To Half With N200 In Delta (Graphic Picture)
The person whose head was smashed
A police officer in Delta has reportedly smashed a driver’s head with wooden.
In accordance with Vanguard, the Delta State Police Command on Sunday stated it has defaulted 5 of its personnel together with one Paul Audu who allegedly beat up a business bus driver and broke his head following the motive force’s resistance to half with the sum of N200 at a police checkpoint alongside Eku-Abraka street in Ethiope East native authorities space of the state.
The incident which occurred final Thursday additionally led to widespread condemnation on the professionalism of policemen on the social media with most individuals accusing the police of inciting one other spherical of #EndSARS protest.
Findings by Vanguard revealed that the motive force recognized as Godwin Akpama, was stated to have been conveying some feminine merchants in a white bus with registration quantity, AKL 681 YP from Abraka to Sapele when he was stopped by the policemen who had mounted a checkpoint alongside the street.
Recounting his ordeal, the motive force who has since been handled, disclosed that one of many policemen recognized as Paul Audu had smashed his head with a brief plank after the policeman queried him for questioning the actions of a senior policeman within the crew.
In accordance with Godwin, “One of many policemen had stopped me on the checkpoint demanding that I give him N200, I informed him that I used to be solely conveying ladies promoting Garri to the market after which I later gave him the cash he requested however he refused and began punching me whereas I used to be behind the steering.
“Angered by his actions, I shoved him apart amidst his punches and in addition informed him that he’s committing an offence primarily based on what he was doing. He then informed me to park the automobile and are available down which I did, just for him to select a plank by the facet of the street and used it to hit my head.”
Talking on actions taken by the police on the matter, the state Police Public Relations Officer, Onome Onovwakpoyeya acknowledged that the motive force has been handled and the policemen concerned within the incident had been tried and defaulted in accordance with the police guidelines.
She stated: “The incident truly occurred final Thursday. The matter has been handled whereas the 5 policemen in query have been defaulted and tried in accordance with the police guidelines. The driving force and others current on the scene of the incident had been additionally invited to testify and actions had been subsequently taken on the policemen.”