Policemen disarmed by unknown gunmen cry out over prolonged detention
Police officers who were attacked, wounded and disarmed by unknown gunmen have raised the alarm over their continued detention for about five months without trial.
They spoke through their Counsel, Barrister Godwin Onwusi in a petition to the Inspector General of Police, through the A.I.G, Force C.I.D Annex, Enugu.
The petition, entitled: “Request/Petition For You To cause An Investigation Into the Long Unexplained and Unconstitutional Detention of The Under listed Police Officers By The Abia State Police Command”, was made available on Wednesday.
Onwusi disclosed that Inspector Ubakwem Udoka, Inspector Sunday Alhamadu and Sgt. Udeogu Chidi were sometime in September 2022 attacked from behind, wounded and disarmed by unknown gunmen while they were at their barricade duty post, opposite the State CID, Umuahia.
He noted that they sustained serious injuries during the attack, while the attackers took away their arms, adding that since their detention, they have not been briefed on why they are being detained for that long, stating that the situation could discourage or demoralize other officers and men of the Nigeria Police Force.
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