Nigeria Policeman demoted for allegedly beating a doctor till he broke a bone in Akwa Ibom

A police officer identified as Sgt. Edidiong Alexander attached to Safer Highway has lost his rank for violating the rights of one Dr Daniel David Edet working at the University of Uyo teaching Hospital (UUTH) while on duty.

According to a statement signed by Police Public Relations Officer, CSP Fredrick Nnudam, the erring police officer was reduced to a Corporal after being subjected to orderly room trial in line with the police Act and Regulations.

Daniel Edet, who is a surgeon, was on his way to work on Friday evening when he was stopped by Alexander, who was on duty to enforce the stay-at-home order of the Akwa Ibom government because of the novel coronavirus.

Both men were said to have had an altercation which led to the police officer assaulting the doctor. Mr Edet’s hand was fractured by the officer.

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