A police officer with the Akwa Ibom State command, one Sgt. Edidiong Alexander has been demoted to the rank of corporal after he assaulted a medical doctor, Dr. Daniel David Edet of the University of Uyo Teaching Hospital.
In a press release by the Command’s PPRO, CSP Ndunam Frederick, the arrest and detention of Sgt Edidiong Alexander attached to Safer Highway was ordered by the Police Commissioner.
The erring officer was then subjected to an orderly room trial in line with the Police Act and Regulations and was found guilty by the adjudicating officer. Hence his demotion in rank from Sergeant to Corporal.
Also, the Commissioner of Police had met with the Chairman Nigerian Medical Association , Chairman Resident Doctors Association and the victim where he apologized to the entire members of the Nigeria Medical Association Akwa Ibom State Branch, for the unwholesome act/conduct of the police officer and assured the victim of the required medical attention, and enjoined them to continue to work with the police in this trying time in order to contain COVID-19.
He subsequently directed all Area Commanders and DPOs to effectively supervise their officers and men, and warned them to discharge their duties professionally as any further act of indiscipline would be met with unpalatable consequences.