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Delta police arraigns council Vice-Chairman, others for assaulting policemen



Delta State CP, Mohammed Ali

The Vice Chairman of Aniocha South Local Council, Amaka Anigwe, and three others have been arraigned before Asaba Magistrate Court.

The Vice-Chairman was arrested with one Samuel Agu and two others by the Delta State Police Command for allegedly assaulting policemen on official duty.

Spokesperson for the command, DSP Bright Edafe, said the suspects were arraigned at Magistrate Court 1, in Asaba on a 16-counts charge and remanded at Ogwashi-Uku and Agbor Correctional centres.

Edafe also said that the case has been adjourned till March 16, for a hearing.

The policemen on stop and search duty along Nnebisi road by Kowen plaza, stopped Anigwe, to search her Sports Utility Vehicle (SUV) marked Delta Asaba-33HK, but she refused to stop, The Guardian reports.

According to the report, Anigwe was stopped by the policemen at 9:30 p.m. on Thursday. She got angry, alighted her vehicle and started to challenge the policemen, shouting, “do you know who you are talking to?”

Her actions had infuriated the officers, who stood their grounds and this led to a hot argument, which resulted in an unexpected slap on the face of one of the officers.

“As the council’s vice-chair was ranting, it was learnt, one Samuel Agu joined her and also slapped one of the officers”, a source said.

“Two others joined to support the lady who was carried away, paying no attention to anyone, while the policemen were busy filming the scene and calling their men to rescue the situation.

“The security men were provoked to the point of shooting but calmed themselves down.

“They thereafter called for reinforcement before the attackers were subdued, arrested and were taken to “A” Division in Asaba from there charged to court”.

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