Police Allegedly Assaults Woman, leaves her with Bleeding Face


A woman has accused police officers assigned to Ekpan police station, Warri, Delta state, of assaulting her and leaving her with a bleeding face.

The woman claims she was in a keke with her friend and the driver when they passed by 7 men who stopped them.

At first they didn’t know the men were police officers so the keke driver continued driving.

When the keke eventually stopped, she said the police officers assaulted her, called her a prostitute and one of them hit her with the butt of his torchlight.

She recounted that she eventually went to Ekpan police station to report but they claimed they do not know the men who assaulted her. She said the officers collected her number and promised to do something about the assault.

She stated that she brought the incident to Twitter because she wanted justice.

Twitter users tagged ACP Markus Ishaku Basiran, head of the NPF Complaint Response Unit, to the lady’s tweets.

“@AcpIshaku Please sir look into this,The Ekpan police division has been nothing but a menace to Warri and its environ,the DPO should be thoroughly sanctioned for breeding lose and high handed officers,” a Twitter user wrote.

In reaction to the tag, Ishaku reacted, writing: “He’s now aware that his engagement with citizens call for review. Going forward, specific issues involving the DPO or any of his officers will ease interrogation. Thanks, pls.”