Police demotes sergeant for assaulting medical doctor

Posted by News Express | 6 April 2020 | 757 times

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The Police officer, who assaulted a medical doctor in Akwa Ibom State, has been demoted after he apologized over his conduct.

In a press release made available to newsmen in Uyo last Sunday, Police Public Relations Officer, CSP Nudam Fredrick said the erring officer, Sgt. Edidiong Alexander, attached to Safer Highway has apologised for his misconduct.

He stated that to serve as a deterrent to fellow policemen, Sgt. Alexander, who was found guilty after an orderly room trial, had his rank reduced from Sergeant to Corporal.

He noted that the Commissioner of Police, Imohimi Edgal personally apologised to the entire members of the Nigeria Medical Association, Akwa Ibom State branch, for the conduct of the police officer and assured that the victim would be given necessary medical attention.

Explaining the genesis of the case, the statement said “At about 5:40 pm of 03/04/2020, the report of an altercation between one Dr. Daniel David Edet of UUTH, Akwa Ibom and F/No. 426297 Sgt. Edidiong Alexander attached to Safer Highway was received.

The said Dr. was allegedly assaulted by Sgt. Edidiong Alexander at Nung Oku junction where he was on duty.

“Consequently, The CP ordered for his arrest and detention. The erring officer who has been in detention 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.  (Daily Trust)


Source: News Express

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