A pregnant woman, Mrs Vivian Charles has accused the Divisional Police Officer,DPO of Elelewon Police Division, in Obio/Akpor Local Government Area of Rivers State of physically assaulting her in his office on Monday.
In an interview with Journalists,Mrs Charles disclosed that she went to the Police station in company of her husband to enquire why her Uncle was arrested last week Friday .
She said on getting to the station she interfaced with the complainant and the Investigating Police Officer (IPO) .
Mrs Charles explained that the IPO later informed her that the DPO requested to see the complainant, and the suspect’s people and they both went to his office.
The pregnant woman disclosed that on getting to the DPO’s office,she did not know what the complainant may have told the DPO earlier as the DPO started shouting on her .
She said while the DPO was shouting,she tried to put the record straight only for the DPO to rise up from his sit and gave her a slap in the presence of her husband.
The pregnant woman said she was tempted to retailate but her husband held her.
She also added that her uncle who had issues with the complainant was later bailed .
Mrs Charles said she wants justice on the matter as the alleged action of the DPO does not befit his position as a senior Police Officer.
When contacted,the spokesperson for the Rivers State Police command,SP Grace Iringe Koko told our reporter that the DPO said he did not assault or slap anybody