A popular traditional doctor in Agbor, Chief Destiny Ijiebor, popularly known as, Ezekudene has frowned at the alleged molestation and arrest of one of his boys, Abraham Nmor by police officers serving in Obiaruku Police Division. Chief Ijiebor who holds the traditional titles of Ekwueme of Ejeme Aniogor, Ezekudene of Ejeme Aniogor and Nzun Nakpundun of Ejeme Unor condemned the action of the police on Abraham, stressing that such actions are completely against fundamental human rights of every bonafide citizen of the Federal Republic of Nigeria.
Speaking to newsmen on the development, Ezekudene said, ” I am a community leader who believes in peaceful coexistence, unity and progress. I was shocked to receive a call on Tuesday, August 17 that one of my boys, Abraham Nmor who earlier was in my place to take herbal medication for the ailment he is suffering from, was arrested by police officers at Obiaruku Police Division. I was told he was searched but nothing bad was found on him. Unfortunately, the police officers went ahead to arrest and detain him, stating that Abraham robbed a substance on his body that portrays him as a ritualist. He is not a ritualist. He is a small boy who is struggling to survive. I wondered why police is molesting and embarrassing an innocent citizen.
Ezekudene disclosed that he has been part of the efforts to sustain peace and development in Agbor and its environs, and that apart from being a member of Police Community Relations Committee (PCRC), Agbor, he has in several occasions assisted security agencies, particularly police in their works.
“If police officers have started arresting people with herbs robbed on their bodies are they saying that traditional medicine is criminal? Has government placed a ban against herbal medicine? Police should please tell us. If government has not placed a ban on herbal medicine, then the police should be called to order”, he stated.
He therefore called on the Commissioner of Police in Delta State, Hafiz Inuwa to call the Divisional Police Officer in Obiaruku, SP Florence Nzekwu and her officers to order before they will drag the reputation of the Nigerian Police to the mud.