By Emmanuel Omoghene,
The National Coordinator Conference for the Actualization of Human Right in Delta state, Mr Omes Ogedegbe has petitioned the state commissioner of police, Adeleke Adeyinka over an alleged illegal extortion and bribery embarked on by police in the state.
In his lette of petition, the legal practitioner alleged that virtually all police stations in the state have become collection and extortion centres where citizens are daily obtained.
The petition: Letter of commendation and demand to discharge your duties effectively as commissioner of police in charge of Delta State police command.
“I have observed with great pains how you have remained silent over the growing cases of human right abuses, high rate of bribery, extortion by police officers and most condemnable are the gross abuse and disobedience to the orders of court by police officers of your command who are aware when same is brought to your attention you will remain passive.
“As at this moments the front of virtually all police stations have become collection and extortion centres where citizens are daily obtained.
Sadly, police ironically have a daily collector sector that comes out every night to obtain commercial bus and tricycle drivers with bare face.Your DPOs now collect ransom from detainees as bailsum with cheer unprofessionalism and in hundred of thousands.
According to Ogedegbe, “I have drawn your attention to one such occassion on phone when you pretended to be angry but your silence thereafter betrayed your anger and till this moments your DPOs still lock up suspect and practically throw away the keys.
“Deltans are surprise that your DPO Ebrumede seem to be answerable to a different police commissioner; this is sad.
“While I commend your action of on Monday 1st July, 2019 in practically emptying the police cell in Warri and environs that moves achieved nothing as the police stations have assumed the usual status of a market even worst than a bank as under described by Fela Kuti.
“In recent times your DPOs have made their police stations more busy than a modern market with the Ebrumede police station taking the lead.
“Mr. Commissioner Sir, you must become more proactive and address these cases of abuses taking a dangerous trend upon your assumption of office as CP Delta State”. Ogedegbe reiterated.