Policeman demoted for assaulting doctor during lockdown in Akwa Ibom

The Policeman who assaulted a medical doctor on duty during the coronavirus lockdown in Akwa Ibom state, has been demoted by the force.

The police sergeant identified as Edidiong Alexander assaulted Dr Daniel Edet who’s the Chief Resident, Department of Surgery at the University of Uyo Teaching Hospital (UUTH) at about 6 pm around Nung Oku junction (close to Champion Breweries Plc), Uyo.

It was gathered that the police began investigating the incident after the Nigerian Medical Association threatened to embark on a strike over the assault incident which left Mr Edet’s hand fractured.

The police office who was found guilty after the investigation was concluded, was demoted from the rank of a sergeant to corporal.

The state’s commissioner of police, Imohimi Edgal also met with Mr Edet and the chairman of NMA in the state, and apologised to the surgeon and the medical doctors in Akwa Ibom over the conduct of the police officer.

The doctor is presently receiving treatment.

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