Police Deranks Inspector, Reprimands Sergeant Over Assault On Civilian
The Nigeria Police Force has deranked one of its men from Inspector to Sergeant and severely reprimanded another for assaulting a civilian at Emouha Checkpoint in Port Harcourt, Rivers State.
In the video that was widely circulated on Sunday 9th April, 2023, the Inspector was seen slapping the man severally.
Hence he and others on duty were subjected to an orderly room trial and the Inspector, identified as Adejoh Siaka, was reduced in rank to Sergeant while one Sergeant Ndiwa Kpuebari was severely reprimanded.
“Subsequent to complaints and findings on of assault, discreditable conduct, and incivility to members of the public, at Emouha, Rivers State, and a follow-up orderly room trial of the affected policemen by the Force Provost Marshal, one Adejoh Siaka has been reduced in rank from Inspector to Sergeant. Similarly, one Sergeant Ndiwa Kpuebari who was also present at the scene but took no steps to discourage such inappropriate and shameful act was severely reprimanded.
“However, one Inspector Friday Obaka, who was later discovered to have been absent from the scene of the skirmish was discharged unconditionally at the conclusion of the proceedings. In all, the three Policemen will be posted out of Rivers State to other Commands and Formations to continue their Police duties,” the Force Public Relations Officer, CSP Olumuyiwa Adejobi, said.
Meanwhile, the Inspector General of Police , IGP Usman Alkali Baba, CFR, has tasked officers and men of the Force to be diligent and uphold the lofty tenets of professional policing in the discharge of their duties with respect for the fundamental rights of all citizens in line with the provisions of the 1999 Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria (as amended).