A lawyer has been battered by policemen attached to a police station in the ‘A’ Division of the Delta State Police Command in Warri for defending his client.
Barr. Bernard Oyabevwe was said to have visited the division to defend his client who was arrested by the operatives of the EFCC.
Trouble started when Oyabevwe found out that his client and his wife had been forcefully arrested by the EFCC officials from Magistrate Court II and taken to the division.
The lawyer was said to have gone to the division to ascertain why his clients were arrested. The assault was said to have been carried out by over ten policemen who were alleged to have used their guns to hit the victim’s eyes.
Oyabevwe, who confirmed the attack on him, accused the Divisional Police Officer of the station, Kenneth Zuokumor, a Chief Superintendent of Police, of being behind his attack, saying that he lost mobile set and N50,000 cash in his pocket.
He stated that he was charged to court at the end of the melee in his bleeding condition on three count-charge of obstructing justice, threat to peace and attacking the station.
Meanwhile, the Warri branch of NBA has called on the Inspector-General of Police and the Police Service Commission to immediately probe the assault by police on its member.