The Rivers State Police Command has dissociated itself from claims which stated that it brought the pro-Biafran protesters it arraigned before the Magistrate’s Court half naked.
Recall that the command, last week Wednesday, arraigned ten Pro-Biafra protesters before Magistrate courts Seven and Fourteen in Port Harcourt on two charges of criminal conspiracy and treasonable felony.
In a statement issued and signed by the Public Relations Officer of the command, DSP Ahmad Muhammad described the statement and the pictures published by some online media as malicious and deceitful.
According to Muhammad, the Police command will never be found mishandling suspects as such act is against their conduct and ethics.
While emphasizing that the force did not bring the suspects to the court naked, Muhammad said that the police force is an institution that has respect for humanity.
He said that the Rivers State Police Command is a responsible agency that had never at any time paraded suspects in such a dehumanizing scene let alone doing so before a court of law.
The statement read: “It is instructive to state categorically that the pictures displayed along the news item did not emanate from the command that is known for the respect for the dignity of suspects.
“A close look at the horrible pictures indicated the people therein are more than ten as against the number stated in the news item.”