Police Detain Officers in Viral Video Dehumanizing Woman in Delta

By Sunny A. Ijomah

The Commissioner of Police, Delta State Command, Ari Muhammed Ali, has ordered the detention of some policemen caught in a viral video maltreating a woman in Agbarho, Ughelli North Local Government Area of the State.

A press statement made available to journalists on Monday, March 27th, 2023, by the Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO) DSP Edafe Bright, disclosed that the identified officers have been arrested and undergoing internal trial.

‘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 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 and 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.”

Determined to get rid of black legs from the Command, dedicated phone lines were made available to the public to reach the Command, as a quick response contact for any complaint or distress situation.

0915 557 0008 and 0915 557 0007, Command control room via 0803 668 4974.