The outspoken rep. of the National Youth Council of Nigeria, Delta State Comr. Umukoro Efemena, alongside other community youth leaders have lauded the Delta state police for the promotion action taken to arrest the officers captured on camera brutally assaulting an innocent young man in Abraka.
While speaking with Aprokorepublic, the youth leader who paid a courtesy call to the new DPO of Abraka Police Division, CSP. A. Shaba lauded their professionalism in the matter, and implored closer ties between the police and residents cum students alike, in the community.
See his brief below:
In my capacity as Member Representing National Youth Council of Nigeria (NYCN ) in the State Community Policing Committee (SCPC), Delta State, Nigeria. I led a delegation on a courtesy visit to the new Divisional Police Officer in charge of Abraka Division, CSP Aliyu Shaba.
Those on the entourage were SA to the Gov of Delta State on Youth Development, Hon. Hon Tony Ajaino , SA to the Gov on Youth Mobilization, Hon Bayo Eyube ,Comr. Preye Ese , Community leader, Comrade Abacha etc.
We had the opportunity to discuss with the new DPO about a trending video of an assault against a citizen in Abraka division.
In the video, two police officers, GODSPOWER and FRIDAY were seen brutalizing a young man to the extent they BROKE his head.
You all will recall that three weeks ago, I made a FACEBOOK POST stating my anger TOWARDS how policemen in Abraka Division extort and brutalise my constituents and that post generated a lot of accolades from reasonable Nigerians. But, as you all know, extortion must fight back. One of the youths who resides in the community but not a NATIVE of the Town,” Kelly Edah ” who is among those benefiting from the extortion of the police, came out on media to call me all unprintable names becos I said ENOUGH IS ENOUGH. My call was” stop bratualizing innocent citizens of Abraka kingdom. (My lawyers are addressing the case already in Abuja ).
THE REAL STORY
The two policemen attached to Abraka that threatened my life at gun point, saying that I am been too over protective of the youths and so therefore one day he would” shoot me and kill himself too”. They are the same policemen caught on video brutalising a Deltan for no just cause. I HAVE BEEN VINDICATED BY GOD. I reported these policemen to the previous DPO Abraka but instead of taking actions against them, he resulted to insulting me and calling me unprintable names .
I am a young man who is BOLD AND FEARLESS. I don’t fight a cause that can be resolved through dialogue publicly because I believe in the 3Cs of the struggle (Consult, Consolidate before Confrontation). So, before I react to the public, you should know that I have exhausted all medium of settlement and I can no longer control the issue .
The same police men I complained about Sgt FRIDAY IGBU AND GODSPOWER were those in the new TRENDING video assaulting an innocent young Deltan. As an activist, I will continue to speak the truth without fear or favor. I can’t continue to sacrifice Justice on the altar of friendship
At the meeting with the new DPO in Abraka, he took his time to explain to us that he wasn’t aware of the brutality but immediately his attention was drawn to the issue, he quickly detained the two officers and he is going to try them accordingly, stating that he is a professional officer who has come to Abraka not to oppress people but to protect lives and property.
He assured us that under his watch the rights of everybody is paramount and he equally seeks for the cooperation of the youth leaders as through community policing a crime free Abraka Division can be achieved.
We sincerely thank the New DPO Abraka for his actions thus far in the case, as we look forward to the reduction of brutality in Abraka and its environs.
Build the Youths, Build the Nation
Destroy the Youths, Destroy the Nation.
Comrade Efemena Umukoro ( Akima)
Member Rep NYCN State Community Policing Committee Delta State, Nigeria.