Friday, August 21

IG directs medical personnel to treat accident victims



The Inspector-General of Police, Solomon Arase, has urged members of the public, including medical personnel to attend to accident victims and persons with gunshot injuries and thereafter, inform the police for necessary action.

This, he said, became imperative, following neglects and consequent untimely death of victims out of fear of being implicated without police involvement.


A statement by the Force Public Relations Officer, Emmanuel Ojukwu on Friday in Abuja, said the police high command had also directed its officers and men not to harass good Samaritans who assisted accident victims.

It added that the officers should endeavour to elicit correct facts in relation to incident from them.

The statement said, “Doctors on duty are equally duty-bound to treat victims of gunshot wounds and further inform police of relevant facts.

“The safety of Nigerians is a collaborative effort of all and sundry. Police therefore, enjoin citizens not to relent in their cooperative attitude in ensuring safety of all, while they are also to report any suspicious person or persons to the nearest police station.”

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