The police in Delta state has denied claims that its officers shot a medical doctor in the Agbor area of the state on January 24.
In a statement released, the spokesperson of the state police command, DSP Bright Edafe, said on the day of the incident, the said doctor, Adja Harrison, reported that he had an encounter with a VIP convoy at Agbor, during which one of the security personnel shot at his vehicle.
“The VIP is unknown as well as the identity of the security man that shot.The registration number provided by the doctor revealed that it is a private registered vehicle and not a Police vehicle” Edafe said
Edafe further stated that an investigation is ongoing to ascertain the identity of the security personnel that carried out the act, adding that it will be wrong to assume that the shooting was done by the police.
“The Command has written to the appropriate authority to furnish us with the details of the vehicle to ascertain the identity of the owner of the vehicle to enable us fish out the perpetrators. The command sues for calm as upon completion of the investigation, the public will be informed” he said