Drunken policeman assaults sales manager for blaring horn

A sales manager with a pharmaceutical company, Gideon Adewunmi, has yet to recover from the torture he was subjected to by a policeman, Andy Amama, in the 8 Miles area of Calabar, Cross River State, for allegedly blaring his vehicle’s horn.

According to PUNCH Metro, last week Saturday around 8pm, Adewunmi and his colleague were coming from Ogoja when they were accosted by Amama, who alleged that they dared to blare the horn at him while they were passing by him.

It was gathered that Amama, who is serving at the Zone 6 Police Command in Calabar, swerved towards Adewunmi, who blared the horn to avoid an accident, a decision that annoyed the cop.

Adewunmi alleged that instead of Amama to apologise to him, he assaulted him and damaged his vehicle.

He also added that when they got to the police station, Amama lied against him that he dented his car and mobilised thugs to beat him, adding that he urged the police to charge him for assault and damage to his property.

When contacted, the Zone 6 Police Public Relations Officer, Oyom Abeng, last week Tuesday, urged PUNCH correspondent to call him back the following day and when he was called again, he said he was driving and would call back.

However, subsequent calls and text messages sent to him were not picked or replied.

The victim, Adewunmi, told our correspondent that he was contacted by the police on Wednesday after reporting online through the Police Complaint Response Unit, adding that he was told that the matter would be investigated.

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