Sergeant assaults Okada rider over N50 bribe

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The family of a commercial motorcyclist, Abraham Agbo, has called for the sanction of a police sergeant, Pius Okwor, who allegedly assaulted the rider over N50 bribe.

Punch Metro learnt that Okwor allegedly used his baton to hit Abraham in the eyes for refusing to give him N50 bribe.

It was gathered that Abraham who took two passengers was accosted by Okwor and his team at a checkpoint on Ezzangbo/Essium Road in Ebonyi State on October 11 and demanded a bribe which Abraham refused to give him.

Abraham’s brother, Isaac Agbo, who spoke with Punch Metro, noted that Okwor was fond of extorting money and assaulting riders plying the route.

He said, “When the policemen realised that they had injured my brother, they fled the scene.

“Sympathisers, however, put my brother on the motorcycle and chased the policemen to their station at the Ohaukwu Police Division.

“They met the DPO and explained what happened to him, he showed his displeasure at the officer and ordered him to take my brother to a hospital.

“But we want the officer to be removed or punished as he is fond of extorting money and assaulting people plying that route.”

Isaac, who said that Abraham was taken to the Federal Teaching Hospital in Abakaliki, noted that one of his eyes was affected by the assault.

He noted that Okwor had not paid the hospital bills, adding that the family had spent all their savings on Abraham’s treatment.

He said he had reported the incident to the police Whatsapp channel and was told that investigation would be carried out.

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