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Police arraign Delta council vice chairman, others over assault



The police of Delta State Command has arraigned the vice- Council Chairman of Aniocha South Local Council, Hon. Amaka Anigwe, one Samuel Agu and two others at Asaba Magistrate Court for allegedly assaulting policemen on official duty.

The State Police spokesperson, DSP Bright Edafe, narrated that the suspects were arraigned at Magistrate Court 1, in Asaba on a 16-counts charge and remanded at Ogwashi-Uku and Agbor Correctional centres.

Edafe also said that the case has been adjourned till March 16, for a hearing.

Congress learned that the policemen were on stop and search duty along Nnebisi road by Kowen plaza, when Anigwe’s vehicle was stopped but she refused attempt to search her Sports Utility Vehicle (SUV) marked Delta Asaba-33HK.

According to the Police, when Anigwe was stopped by policemen at 9:30 p.m. on Thursday, she was aggrieved and quickly alighted from her vehicle to allegedly challenge the policemen by shouting and insulting them, saying, “do you know who you are talking to?”

It was gathered her actions peeved the police, who stood their grounds and this led to a hot argument, adding that she eventually slapped one of the policemen on duty at the face.

“As the council’s vice-chair was ranting, it was learnt, one Samuel Agu joined her and also slapped one of the policemen.

“Two others joined to support the lady who was carried away, paying no attention to anyone, while the policemen were busy filming the scene and calling their men to rescue the situation.

“The security men were provoked to the point of shooting but calmed themselves down.
“They thereafter called for reinforcement before the attackers were subdued, arrested and were taken to “A” Division in Asaba from there charged to court,” the source added.