Some police officers at Ekpan Police Division, Delta State Command, have allegedly assaulted a woman identified as Sonia Ovedje, giving her a bloody nose.

The incident occurred about 7pm on Jakpa Road in Uvwie Local Government.

A friend of the victim, narrating the incident on her Twitter handle, @ The 3fOREVA, said Sonia was returning home in a tricycle when the policemen stopped the keke for a routine stop-and-search.

She posted a picture of the victim with a bloody nose alongside one of the tweets.

Recounting the incident in some video clips watched by a reporter for The Nation, Sonia said she was hit in the face with torchlight by one of the policemen.

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Command spokesperson DSP Onome Onovwakpoyeya insinuated that the matter might have been “settled”, a position the victim denied.

Onovwakpoyeya said further information should be obtained from the officer in charge of the case, through the victim.

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