No Protest In Ughelli Community, Allegations Are False And Misleading, Says Delta State Police

The Delta State Police Command has denied and debunked trending social media report that operatives of the Command and some members of an hunters’ group were involved in Kidnapping around the Ughelli North LGA.
In a press statement e-signed and released to the National Association of Online Security News Publishers, NAOSNP by the Command’s Spokesman, DSP Bright Edafe stated that, “The Command is aware of the arranged protest at Ughelli North LGA today 14/2/2024, stating falsely that Policemen alongside some members of the hunters’ group were involved in Kidnapping. The allegations is completely fasle, mischievous and misleading.”
According to the statement, “For benefit of doubt and for members of the public to be informed of the true situation, the Command wishes to state as follows;
On 13/2/2024 at about 1715 hours, while the Police surveillance team attached to Ughelli Area Command was on surveillance patrol, they intercepted a white GLK Benz without plate numbers. The police in their curiosity asked the occupants to reveal their identities and establish ownership of the vehicle, the suspects could not give any reasonable and satisfactory explanation and were asked to come along with them for further investigation. The suspects declined and called one Edirin Ogogorode who came with a car and blocked the Police. However, the police subdued them and took the suspects to the police station. On returning to recover the GLK which at that time was suspected to be a stolen vehicle, one Jeffery Augustine mobilized youths of the community in their numbers and attacked the Policemen during which one of the officers was seriously injured and is still receiving treatment at the hospital.”
“A total of ten suspects were arrested and will be charged to court upon completion of the investigation.”
“The Commissioner of Police Delta State, CP Abaniwonda Olufemi psc therefore advises members of the Public to support the Police at all times noting that resisting arrest or assaulting Policemen while performing their lawful duties will not be tolerated by the command under his watch. He also admonished the youths of Delta State not to be misled, highlighting that protest is not the best way to express their grievances and that they should resist any urge to embark on violence while also admonishing them to be law-abiding at all times.”

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