- A monarch in Imo, Eze Okereke, has recalled how a police officer disgraced him in front of his subjects on Wednesday, February 3
- Okereke said that the policeman, while trying to enforce the curfew in the state, ordered him to lie on the ground
- The monarch wrote a petition to the police commissioner in the state, Nasiru Mohammed, to investigate the development
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Eze Okereke, the traditional ruler of Uzoubi Umuna community, in the Orlu local government area of Imo, has lamented over how he was manhandled by a police officer in the state.
In a petition to the state commissioner of police, Nasiru Muhammed, Okereke said he suffered untold humiliation on Wednesday, February 3, at the hands of the said officer who belongs to a mobile police unit, Punch reports
The monarch explained that the overzealous security agent was trying to enforce the curfew imposed by the state government when he was on his way from a meeting.
He claimed that the officer made him lie on the ground at gunpoint in the presence of his subjects.
Recounting his ordeal, Okereke wrote in his petition:
“Despite the inscription on my vehicle number plate asserting my status as HRH Eze B.C Okereke, the traditional ruler of Uzoubi Umuna autonomous community, my physical appearance as an old man and my verbal expressions to him that I am the traditional ruler of this community, he pointed his gun at me and ordered me to lie flat on the ground, which I did.
“I lay on the ground for over eight minutes before another policeman asked me to get up and go. All these happened in front of my subjects and other passersby. It was really a big disgrace and disrespect to me, my community, and the entire Imo state traditional rulers."
Meanwhile, it was an end of the road for Owolabi Oludipe after the notorious Aiye cult gang leader popularly known as Somori was killed by the operatives of the Nigeria Police Force (NPF).
Somori met his waterloo on Sunday, January 31, after security operatives and his men engaged in a gun duel in Odogbolu community of Ogun state.