The Delta State Police Command has confirmed a fracas between its men at the Enerhen Police Division and some Navy personnel last Wednesday, in Uvwie council area of the state.
Ari Muhammed Ali, the Commissioner of police Delta State Police Command CP while condemning the act, warned against assault on police officials performing their lawful duties.
He also advised residents to seek redress through established channels.
A statement by the police spokesman Bright Edafe on Sunday, March 12, 2023, explained that a naval rating identified as Kevwe Ejaita, along with two others had an altercation with a policeman posted as Station Guards at the security barrier in front of the Police Station.
It disclosed that the naval ratings had lodged at Oguta Lake hotel, which is behind the police station, and were driving out of the area when the fracas ensued.
According to the statement, Ejaita returned the following day with “about fifteen other naval ratings, attacked the police sergeant (name withheld) with whom he had an altercation the previous day, tore his uniform, and inflicted injuries on his face.
“The DPO Enerhen Division promptly responded with his men, and the attack was successfully repelled while the said Kevwe Ejaita, who was the arrowhead of the group, was arrested.
“The Naval authority in Warri on being informed of the situation detailed a team of Naval Police personnel to proceed to the Division. The arrested naval rating was released to the navy authority on request for necessary disciplinary action.
“The injured police sergeant was taken to the hospital for treatment and later discharged”.
The statement added that the command and the leadership of Nigerian Navy in the state have taken steps to avert a reoccurrence.
2023 Polls: Tension In Rivers As Gunmen Launch Multiple Attacks, Police Arrest Reps Member
Political thugs have attacked the residence of the House of Representatives candidate of the Social Democratic Party, SDP, for Obio-Akpor Federal constituency, Rivers State, King Tony Gboms.
Sources told Daily Post that there were heavy shootings on Tuesday, February 21, 2023, at the premises of Gboms.
It is still unclear whether anyone was injured during the attack.
Gunmen had the same night attacked the premises of a TV/Radio station owned by a former House of Representatives member, Chinyere Igwe, in Ozuoba, Obio/Akpor Local Government Area of Rivers State.
In another development, the member representing Etche-Omuma in the House of Representatives, Ephraim Nwuzi, who is seeking re-election, has been taken away by operatives of the State Criminal Investigation Department.
Detectives attached to the State CID are reported to have invaded the residence of Nwuzi, who is a member of the All Progressives Congress in Chokocho, a community in Etche Local Government Area.
It was alleged that the detectives broke into his residence through his back gate, before gaining access into his building.
Other members of the APC in Rivers State arrested include Chijindu Innocent and Emmanuel, both from Omuma LGA, and Victory Agbara-Ngbagbu from Tai Local Government Area.
The Rivers State Police Command is yet to issue any statement.
However, the newly redeployed Assistant Inspector General of Police and 4 Commissioners of Police also deployed to the state are expected to brief journalists later on Wednesday, February 22, 2023.
Source: The Nation