Earlier this week, it was reported that some police officers on patrol in the Ethiope LGA of Delta state fired teargas at some travellers. The incident reportedly happened in the Oghara community on Monday 23rd of May 2022. A new press update on the case has now revealed that the Delta State police is set to detain the patrol officers that teargassed the bus passengers.
Delta State police commissioner has reportedly ordered the detention of patrol officers that teargassed bus passengers
According to press reports, CP Ari Ali – the Delta State police commissioner has ordered the detention of the erring patrol officers. He reportedly mentioned that their detention will serve as “a deterrent” to other officers who do such things.
New press reports also confirm that DSP Bright Edafe, the Delta State police PRO debunked claims that one of the teargassed bus passengers died. Based on DSP Bright Edafe’s public statement, the assault was committed by some officers attached to the Oghara police division. The policemen were reportedly conducting a stop-and-search operation when the incident happened. The patrol officers stopped a certain Toyota Sienna commercial car conveying travellers to Benin from Sapele. This was the moment when the bus driver engaged in an argument with the policemen. Unfortunately, the argument escalated to the point where the officers fired teargas into the Sienna bus.
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The Delta State police PRO has confirmed that a certain asthmatic passenger became unconscious when patrol officers teargassed a bus on May 23. Fortunately, the female passenger was retrieved from the bus and she later regained consciousness. Thereafter, the bus was released and all the travellers continued their journey successfully on the day of the incident. Nonetheless, the police officers that teargassed the bus have now been ordered to be detained for disciplinary actions.