Six policemen held for alleged beating of colleague

Published 7 years ago by: Paddy Hayes
at 07:16 AM, 16/05/2012 (7 years ago)

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The six policemen accused of beating up Corporal James Ameh are being detained at the Criminal Investigation Department (CID) of the Rivers State Police Command.
Ameh, who is of the Police Mobile Force (PMF) 56 in Ogoni, was beaten to a coma last Thursday when he cautioned six policemen against extorting N5,000 from the driver of the bus he boarded from Ogoni.
The police yesterday foiled a robbery at a bank on the East-West Road.
Commissioner of Police Mohammed Indabawa urged the people to be security conscious.
He said: “Ameh was in my office on Monday. We are investigating the matter and appropriate action will be taken against the six policemen, if they are found to be guilty.
“They are all in detention at the state CID. It is unfortunate that the action took place. The victim can sue the suspects, if he likes.
“If they are found guilty, appropriate action will be taken against them, but I have limits.
“I cannot punish them, by virtue of my rank. I have to pass their case directly to the Force Headquarters in Abuja or Zonal Headquarters in Calabar.”
Indabawa said his command would not condone indiscipline and lawlessness.
Commenting on the failed robbery, Indabawa said: The robbers did not succeed in getting the money, but they took away two of our arms.
“One of the policemen was shot in the leg.
“He was the one who attempted to dislodge them. They did not succeed in getting to the vault, but they got some money from the Automated Teller Machine (ATM).”
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