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How Manhandled Delta Woman Assaulted Police (VIDEO) 

Ola ‘Kiya, Reporting
THE Delta State Police Command has released a statement with a video attached to explain why and how some of its operatives manhandled a woman in a viral video at Agbarho, leading to the arrest and trial of the culprits.
Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), DSP Bright Edafe, in a statement, on Tuesday, said the woman assaulted the policemen who went for her arrest after she had destroyed the windshield of the car of a man.
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He said while the command was not out to justify the action of the erring officers who are already being court-martial, members of the public should also be mindful of how they relate with policemen on duty.
The statement read:
“While the actions of the Policemen who assaulted the woman in Agbarho was excessive, and has been condemned outright by the command and the force management, it is also  important to give details of the incident as some media houses have been requesting. 
“On 22nd March, 2023, one Thankgod James reported that the said woman smashed his vehicle windscreen and assaulted him, on the strength of this report, a woman police was sent to invite her, the suspect became aggressive and assaulted the woman police, tore her clothes.
“So, the policewoman called for reinforcement, when the reinforcement arrived, the woman again poured a pot of soup on one of the Policemen even while on uniform.
“Visuals are attached below. While condemning the actions of the Policemen, and as the command has assured members of the public that they will be duly sanctioned, it’s also important for members of the public to  behave themselves, and exercise restrain when interfacing with the Police,” the statement read.
Stonix News, however, recalled that some policemen, who were caught on camera dehumanizing the woman, were reportedly identified and arrested by the Delta State Police Command as contained in an earlier statement by DSP Bright Edafe, on Sunday.
The statement had read that: “The Command is aware of a video recording that has since gone viral on various social media platforms of some policemen manhandling a woman in a dehumanizing manner.
“After a careful examination of the video clip, it is clear and obvious that the policemen acted in an unprofessional manner unbecoming of police officers.
“The Command condemns their act in totality, as no citizen deserves to be treated in such a manner either by the Police or anybody.
“Their act is not only inexcusable but unpardonable and will not be tolerated by the Command.
“The erring Police officers serving at Agbarho Division have been identified, summoned, and detained at the command headquarters.
“The Commissioner of Police, CP Ari Muhammed Ali FCIA, psc+ has directed that internal disciplinary action be initiated immediately and at the end of their orderly room trial, members of the public will be intimated on the outcome.
“The Command wishes to reiterate that “rope” is not a police accoutrement and as such, should not be used by policemen in whatever guise while carrying out their duty. It’s not in the character of the Command to dehumanize and trample on the rights of citizens.
“He assures members of the public that the officers concerned will be decisively dealt in accordance with the extant laws as stipulated in the Police act and regulations to serve as a deterrent to others.
“The CP wishes to emphasize that protection of life and properties in the state remains the top priority of the Command,” Edafe noted.
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