COVID-19: Police demote sergeant for assaulting medical doctor on duty in Akwa Ibom

COVID-19: Police demote sergeant for assaulting medical doctor on duty in Akwa Ibom

The Akwa Ibom State Police Command on Saturday, demoted one Edidiong Alexander attached to Safer Highway from the rank of Sergeant to Corporal for ass

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The Akwa Ibom State Police Command on Saturday, demoted one Edidiong Alexander attached to Safer Highway from the rank of Sergeant to Corporal for assaulting one a doctor, Daniel David Edet of University of Uyo Teaching Hospital, UUTH, of the state.

The Command Public Relations Officer, CSP Nnudam Fredrick, who disclosed this said when the Commissioner of Police, CP Imohimi Edgal got wind of the incident, he ordered for the officer’s arrest and detention. He added that the officer was subjected to orderly room trial in line with the Police Act and Regulations and was found guilty by the adjudicating officer. The orderly room proceeding was reviewed and he was reduced in rank from Sergeant to Corporal.

The PPRO further added that the Commissioner went to the state branch of Nigerian Medical Association, NMA, to plead for forgiveness for the unruly act and promised to take care of the required medical attention of the victim.

Nnudam said the Commissioner subsequently directed all Area Commanders and DPOs to effectively supervise their officers and men, and warned them to discharge their duties professionally as any further act of indiscipline would be met with unpalatable consequences.