Delta State Police Debunk Reports Operative Shot Medical Doctor, Gives Details Of What Happened
The Delta State Police Command has debunked media reports that a police officer shot a medical doctor, Adja Harrison in the state, describing such news as “misleading.”
Delta State Police Reacts To Reports Operative Shot Medical Doctor
The spokesman of the command, DSP Bright Edafe stated this in a statement issued on Thursday evening and posted on the Twitter handle of the command.
Edafe said due to the reports, the refutal has become pertinent.
According to him, Harrison, on the 24th of January 2023, reported that he had an encounter with a VIP convoy at Agbor, during which one of the security personnel shot at his vehicle.
He added that the VIP is unknown as well as the identity of the security man that shot.
The police image maker also stated that the registration number provided by the doctor revealed that it is a privately registered vehicle and not a police vehicle.
“While the command is still investigating to ascertain the identity of the security personnel that carried out the act, it will be wrong to assume that the shooting was done by the police,” his statement reads.
“However, the Command has written to the appropriate authority to furnish us with the details of the vehicle to ascertain the identity of the owner of the vehicle to enable us to fish
out the perpetrators of this act.
“Consequently, the command sues for calm as upon completion of the investigation, the public will be informed.
“The Commissioner of Police, therefore, advises journalists to be honest and factual in their report and not resort to misleading headlines.”
26th January, 2023
The Command is aware of and wishes to debunk the news, making the rounds on some TV stations and online platforms stating that a medical doctor was shot by the Police in Delta. The publication is misleading as the doctor was NOT shot as claimed. pic.twitter.com/QNG8KLFAZc
— Delta State Police Command (@DeltaPoliceNG) January 26, 2023
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