Six Policemen Arrested For Assaulting Suspects With Cutlass
Six Policemen attached to Imo State Police Command have been arrested for discreditable/unprofessional conduct,incivility, assault and improper dressing.
Their arrest followed a viral video recording of the brutalization of two young men said to be students of Imo State University, Owerri, during an arrest on Thursday, April 20. The Officers were seen forcefully dragging the suspects and assaulting them with a cutlass.
According to the State Police Spokesperson, ASP Henry Okoye, the suspects, identified as Ikechukwu Ajiegbu and Ugochukwu Ajiegbu, were allegedly seen in an identified hard drug black-spot situated at Uretta, Owerri, and were in possession of weeds suspected to be Cannabis Sativa and Methamphetamine, locally known as Mpuru Mmiri.
“Upon diligent observation of this viral obscene video, the Officers were identified to be a detachment of one of the Command’s Tactical teams comprising of six Police Officers led by Inspector SUNDAY AMADI who unfortunately was seen in the video assaulting the suspects with a cutlass
“They have been defaulted for Discreditable/Unprofessional Conduct, Improper Dressing, Incivility to and Assaulting the duo suspects namely; Ikechukwu Ajiegbu ‘m’ and Ugochukwu Ajiegbu ‘m’ who were allegedly seen in an identified hard drug black-spot situated at
Uretta, Owerri, unlawfully in possession of weeds suspected to be Cannabis Sativa and ‘Crystal Meth’ hard drugs. i. e. methamphetamine aka ‘Mpuru Mmiri’; with a ‘Cutlass’ which is not one of Police accoutrement while trying to apprehend them on April 20 2023 at about 1400hrs.
“While investigation continues, the Commissioner of Police, CP Mohammed Ahmed Barde PSC(+) , who is a disciplinarian and defender of fundamental human right, has ordered that prompt Orderly Room Trial should commence against the erring Officers and that necessary disciplinary actions be taken if found guilty,” he said.
The Command has urged members of the public to remain calm as further development on the orderly room trial and disciplinary actions will be made public.