Police Reacts To Incivility to Members of Public In Rivers Video ...says it is an old incident, Inspector demoted, another severely reprimanded
By Adedeji ADEMUYIWA
The Nigeria Police Force, NPF, has demoted one Inspector Adejoh Siaka and another officer, Sergeant Ndiwa Kpuebari, was severely reprimanded for their involvement to in an old video that has gone viral, where some policemen, on Sunday 9th April, 2023, engaged in assault, discreditable conduct, and incivility to members of the public, at Emouha, Rivers State.
The NPF spokesman, ACP Olumuyiwa Adejobi, who disclosed this on Sunday 24th September, 2023 said, the matter was adequately addressed by the Police with public dissemination of Information on Police action via a press statement with reference number CZ.5300/FPRD/FHQ/ABJ/VOL.5/52 dated April 18, 2023.
According to him, "following complaints and a subsequent orderly room trial, one police officer, Inspector Adejoh Siaka, was demoted from Inspector to Sergeant, and another officer, Sergeant Ndiwa Kpuebari, was severely reprimanded for their involvement in the incident. Additionally, Inspector Friday Obaka, who was absent from the scene, was discharged unconditionally.
"It's astonishing to see the video being widely circulated again as a new incident. We urge the general public to please discountenance the video which appears to be an attempt to bring the Force to disrepute and generate a wrong impression about the Police.
"Mischief makers are hereby warned to always verify facts before rushing to make unfounded claims about such matters on social media".
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