Police probe alleged dehumanisation of hotel staff by ex-minister

The Inspector-General of Police, IGP Mohammed Adamu, has called on members of the public, particularly the alleged victims and all interest groups in the ongoing police investigations into the case of dehumanizing treatment meted out to Signatious Hotel workers in Warri, Delta State, to remain calm as the police intensify efforts towards unravelling the circumstances surrounding the incident.
According to a statement by the Force Public Relations Officer, DCP Frank Mba, the IGP has ordered the immediate commencement of investigations into the matter.

“The IGP, while noting that the Delta State Police Command has since commenced discrete investigations into the matter with appreciable progress made, assures that justice will prevail no matter whose ox is gored,” the statement read.

Four members of the staff of the hotel had been allegedly stripped off their clothes by the proprietor of the hotel, a former minister, over missing N5,000.

Protests from various quarters had trailed the development.

Meanwhile, two workers of the hotel have been arrested in connection with the matter.

The workers, who were arrested yesterday, were reportedly involved in the dehumanizing treatment unleashed on the four workers.

When contacted for comments, the State Commissioner of Police, Mr. Hafiz Inuwa, confirmed the arrests.

Inuwa said: “It is true arrests were made based on the report we received. The law of this country is not a respecter of anybody, so our investigations are going to be total.”

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