A police constable, Ophedo Chidera, yesterday, supposedly mistreated a man, Chidiebere Azuatalam, at Anara Divisional police base camp in Isiala Mbano Local Government Area of Imo State over a N5,000 bail pay off.
It was accumulated that the casualty was at the police division to look for the bail of a widow, Akudo Chimezie, who was captured by the cop for a minor fight with her late spouse’s family member.
The cop had held the widow in care and demanded that she should supposedly provide him N10,000 so as to recapture her opportunity. The widow, along these lines, reached the person in question, who is her family member, to help encourage her bail.
Portraying his difficulty, the casualty told newsmen that the cop requested that he bring N10,000. “I advised him to take N5,000 as a result of the window’s pitiable condition. He quickly blew up and requested that I leave his essence. I advised him to quiet down, advising him that the Inspector General of Police said that bail is free. He quickly jumped on me, utilizing all accessible weapons on me.
“He broke my lips, jaw, and jawline. My eyes were similarly influenced. He took steps to shoot me and that nothing will occur. It was another cop who came out from one of the workplaces that protected me from him. As I address you, my teeth are shaking and I am having serious agonies everywhere on my body.”
When reached, the police representative in the state, Orlando Ikeokwu, affirmed the episode and said that the order’s Police Complaint Bureau was at that point taking care of the occurrence.
Ikeokwu said the wayward cop had been captured and kept and that disciplinary activities had started against him, and guaranteed that the cop would confront the rage of the law should he be discovered chargeable.
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