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Rights group decries Police brutality in Delta

BY Emma Amaize

WARRIForum for Justice and Human Rights Defence has condemned alleged acts of brutality on innocent Nigerians by the police in Delta State.

National Coordinator of the group, Mr. Oghene-jabor Ikimi, told news-men that his organisation had been briefed on the brutal attack on a driver with Global Maritime Academy, Ogoni, Olomu town, Mr. Ikechukwu Iroha and an artisan, Mr. Godwin Obebeduo by the police, among others.

Ikimi said: “In the case of Citizen Iroha, he was brutally attacked on October 5 by a Police Constable (names withheld) who had flagged him down at Otu-Jeremi Junction, Otu-Jeremi, only for the said policeman to demand for his fees for services he had allegedly rendered to Global Maritime Academy. Citizen Iroha had refused.

“The policeman became annoyed, ordered Iroha to lie down and started flogging him with his belt.

“The policeman punched Iroha’s eyes and a superior officer, who saw the policeman intervened and took Citizen Iroha to a dispensing store for first aid.”



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