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Police Give Account Of The Alleged Assault Of A Police Officer By Naval Ratings In Delta State

Recently, a police officer in Delta state was reportedly assaulted by some Naval ratings after they had an argument. Following the report from some media channels, the Delta State Police command has recently given an account of what happened that led to the assault.

Photo: Bright Edafe.

Issuing a statement on the official media page of the Police command, the Police PRO in Delta state, DSP Bright Edafe revealed that the whole issue started when some Naval ratings lodge in a hotel very close to the Enerhen Police Division.

He said that the Naval ratings were driving out of the hotel when they got into an argument with the Police over a barrier placed very close to the station. He said that the Naval ratings left only to come back the next day with their colleagues to the police station.

Upon their arrival, they were said to have targeted the main police officer they had issues with the previous day, allegedly tore his uniform and gave him some injuries. The Police PRO revealed that they were able to arrest the main Naval Rating who led his colleagues to the station and that he was however released to the Navy later for disciplinary actions.

The statement from the Police PRO reads: "On 08/03/2023 at about 1445hrs a Naval rating, identified as Kevwe Ejaita ‘m’ alongside two others who lodged at a hotel behind Enerhen Division, while driving out of the area, had an altercation with one of the policemen posted as Station Guards at the security barrier in front of the Police Station."

"Surprisingly, on 09/03/2023, the said Kevwe Ejaita, returned to the station with about fifteen other naval ratings, attacked the police sergeant with whom he had an altercation with the previous day, tore his uniform and inflicted injuries on his face."

"The DPO Enerhen Division promptly responded with his men, and the attack was successfully repelled while the said Kevwe Ejaita, who was the arrowhead of the group, was arrested. The Naval authority in Warri on being informed of the situation detailed a team of Naval Police personnel to proceed to the Division."

"The arrested Naval Rating was released to the navy authority on request for necessary disciplinary action. The injured police sergeant was taken to the hospital for treatment and later discharged."

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