From Ighomuaye Lucky, Benin

The Edo State Commissioner of Police, Funsho Adegboye, has directed the Assistant Commissioner of Police in charge of the X-Squad section to investigate, through the command medical officer, the metal health status of one Constable Prince Chima who went to people’s residents in Benin, to threaten them with his AK-47 rifle.

He said the officer should be committed to a disciplinary process known as Orderly Room Trial.

This was contained in statement signed by the state command Public Relations Officer, SP Chidi Nwabuzor and made available to newsmen in Benin.

SP Nwabuzor said sequel to a viral video sighted on X handle on the 7th of April 2024 where a young man that wore a blue T-shirt, black joggers trousers, and blue palm slippers who was seen alone threatening with violence some persons in their residence with an AK-47 rifle, the Commissioner of Police Edo State Command, CP Funsho Adegboye, called for a discreet investigation into the matter.

Nwabuzor said during the investigation, the police operatives, while using technical intelligence, arrested the young man, and he was identified as a Police Constable attached to the Department of Operatives (DOP).

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He added that consequently, during interrogation, he affirmatively stated as follows that he is Force Number 534023 PC Prince Chima, enlisted on 10th of January 2020, trained at the Police Training School Ogida, Benin City.

He said that the erring officer said that he started his policing career in Edo State Police Command and attached to the National Deputy Chairman, South South of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP), Hon Dan Orbih, via the Department of Operations.

He said that the Police Constable said that on the 7th of April 2024, he was on duty at the Nipco Petrol Station along Siloko Road, Benin City, when a certain young man who came to charge his phone had altercation with him and the man called him a smelling Policeman.

He said that when the man left the petrol station for his residence, after the interventions of the manager of the petrol station, he followed him home, where what was seen in the video on the Internet happened.

While commending the people that Chima took a fight to their house for their patience and tactfulness in handling the situation, he said the command has vowed that the erring officer will face the consequences of his actions.