By Perez Brisibe
ISIOKOLO – AN operative of the Vehicle Inspection Office, VIO, Monday received several slaps and kicks from a police officer attached to the inspector General of Police, IGP X Squad monitoring unit for allegedly collecting an undisclosed amount of money from a commercial motorcycle operator popularly known as Okada.
The incident which was witnessed by Vanguard at about 11:20am, occurred along the Ufuoma-Odovie road in Ughelli North local government area of Delta State
Trouble started when a member of the X Squad team in company of four others whom were driving in a blue Sienna car, immediately stopped at the checkpoint mounted by the VIO operatives and immediately pounced on the VIO personnel over allegation of him collecting an undisclosed amount of money from the Okada rider.
The incident was further aggreviated as the battered VIO was also flogged with a police belt amidst his fruitless efforts in trying to prove his innocence to the policeman while his colleagues watch helplessly.
Calm was however restored after other members of the IGP X squad intervened and pleaded on his behalf before he was left go.