The Delta State Police Command said it has launched a manhunt for an officer who allegedly assaulted a female corps member serving at the Ogwashi-Uku General Hospital.
The command’s spokesman, DSP Bright Edafe, who disclosed this on Tuesday while speaking with newsmen in Asaba, said the manhunt for the yet-to-be identified officer was ordered by the Commissioner of Police, Wale Abass.
He said the commissioner had directed the Divisional Police Officer, Ogwashi-Uku division to immediately investigate and ensure that the erring officer is identified and brought to book.
He said the commissioner, who apologised to the victim and the management of the hospital, assured them of justice.
He explained that on June 1, 2023, the command received a complaint from a female corps member, a medical doctor serving in the Ogwashi-Uku General Hospital about an assault by a policeman while she was attending to patients.
He said, “The CP then put a call across to the Chief Medical Director (CMD) of the hospital and expressed his heartfelt apology and assured him that the officer would be identified and brought to book.”
Bright explained that preliminary investigation revealed that on the said date there was a burial ceremony in Ogwashi-Uku attended by VIPs from different parts of the country, most of whom came with their escorts.
He said, “Some policemen took an injured patient to the hospital for treatment, during which one recalcitrant officer allegedly assaulted the female medical doctor on duty.”