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More Details emerge on identity of man chained to the back of Police van in Benin (details)

Days ago, KFB brought you news of a man chained to the back of a moving van by the police in Benin. 

 

Well police claim he was a fleeing cultist! 

  The
Public Complaint Rapid Response Unit, PCRRU, of the Nigeria Police
Force has said it has initiated an investigation to unravel the
circumstances surrounding the incident leading to a viral video showing a
suspect handcuffed to a police patrol vehicle in Benin-City, Edo State,
last Sunday.
In a
statement issued Wednesday by Abayomi Shogunle, an assistant
commissioner of police, the police insisted there is no frame in the
1:34″ video in circulation that shows anyone being dragged by a police
patrol vehicle as insinuated.


“Preliminary #PCRRU
investigation reveals that on Sunday 14.05.2017 at about 9:30 a.m., the
Police at Esigie Division in Benin-City, Edo state received an
information regarding congregation of suspected cultists in preparatory
to the commissioning of a felony,” the police stated. .
“Based
on the information, police team was dispatched to the scene where two
male persons were arrested while others took to their heels. Upon a
search on the person of the suspect seen handcuffed to the vehicle in
the video some quantity of weeds suspect to be Indian hemp and powder
suspected to be cocaine were found on him.


Both
arrested suspects were then loaded into the patrol vehicle and secured
accordingly to prevent escape during transportation to the Police
station.
At a point along Sopkonba
Road, Benin-City a crowd tried to prevent the free passage of the patrol
vehicle transporting the suspects. In the process one of the suspects
(one seen in the video) tried to escape by jumping off the back of the
open pick-up patrol van but was restrained by the handcuff attaching him
to the vehicle. 


A reinforcement was
called and the suspects were eventually taken to the station.” The
police called on members of the public that witnessed the incident or
with information other than what is already in public domain to come to
the Office of the Assistant Inspector-General of Police, Zone 5
Benin-City.

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Kemisola Adeyemi is the Assistant Editor of Kemi Filani News. She loves to write and write and write and hopes to own a publishing firm someday! Email: [email protected]

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