A man simply identified as Azu Onyia on Wednesday cried out that he lost his ear drum yesterday as a result of a slap allegedly from a policeman from the “B’ Division in Warri for failing to pay three months vigilante dues in his area, Newsmen report.
Mr. Onyia, who resides in Gesimisi Street in Warri, claimed that he paid five thousand naira as bail bond to enable him access to medical treatments after the police arrested him at about 2pm yesterday afternoon.
Mr. Onyia admitted that he is owing six hundred naira for the period of three months. He noted that he and other residents of the pay area pay two hundred naira monthly but he had not paid his dues as a result of the economic hardship in the country.
He threatened to institute legal actions against the vigilante chairman in the area, who he said brought the police to arrest and eventually slapped his ear.
As at press time, the Divisional Police Officer of “B” Division, CSP Anieteh Eyoh, could be reached on phone for comments.
The Delta state Police Public Relations Officer, SP Celestina Kalu has not been reached either.