Policemen Arrested for Alleged Confiscation of Generator In Delta

Policemen Arrested for Alleged Confiscation of Generator In Delta

By Owen Àkeñzua, Asaba

Members of a police patrol team from a particular Police Divisional Headquarters in Uvwie Local Government Area were arrested over confiscation of a giant size generator set.

The owner of the generator, Lawson Awantako narrated that he was taking the generator set to his mother as a gift in Jeddo Okpe Local Government Area when he was intercepted by the said policemen in a patrol van on stop and check at the flyover in Ekpan Uvwie Local Government Area on Wednesday, 15th December, 2022.

He narrated that he was without the receipt of the generator set during his encounter with the policemen who demanded for the receipt.

Awantako narrated further that the police men insisted that he must present the receipt as a proof of ownership before he can part with the generator.

He had no option than to obey the policemen who took possession of the generator pending the presentation of the receipt as a proof of ownership.

However Awantako was wise enough to have taken the photograph of the police patrol van before he parted ways with them.

Awantako said that he went to the said police divisional headquarters the next day, Thursday, 15th December, 2022 where he presented the receipt as requested by the policemen.

He alleged that the generator was not given to after he presented the receipt but rather he said that he was asked to come back the next day with the promise that the generator will be given to him.

Awantako alleged further that this was the beginning of the empty promises made by the said policemen.

He alleged that he paid such visits until the DPO of the said police divisional headquarters got to know of the issue.
The Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO) Delta State Police Headquarters Asaba DSP Bright Edafe confirmed the story through phone calls and text messages adding that investigation was however ongoing on the matter.

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