Policeman allegedly assaults man for joking with his girlfriend
06 June 2016, 20:30
Nairobi - A 25-year-old man is nursing serious injuries at Kimanju Hospital in Laikipia North constituency after he was allegedly assaulted by a police officer for hitting out at his girlfriend.
Joseph Loldapash sustained deep cuts in the head, limbs, legs and his private parts claiming that he was assaulted by an officer who arrested and handcuffed him both hands and legs before beating him ruthlessly at the police cells.
According to the victim, he was in the company of other youths at the local shopping centre when a girl who is said to be the policeman’s girlfriend passed by and the young men shouted at her only for her to report to the officer.
He was arrested as he purchased miraa at Doldol centre and without a word taken to the police cells.
Speaking at the hospital bed as he could hardly stand or walk, Loldapash said that his efforts to persuade the police officer that they solve the matter amicably and even apologizing to the girl could not bore fruits.
He noted that he was tied both legs and hands and could not move as the officer descended on him accusing him of playing around with his wife.
No criminal record in the Occurrence Book was recorded by that time and he was saved by her mother who after being told his son had been arrested rushed to the station.
The mother, Tasia Loldapash, said the officer had refused to let her see the son something that made her scream alerting members of the public who protested.
She noted that the police officer asked for KES.3000 and she had to rush home and sell a goat to get the money to release her son for medication.
According to the hospital’s Medical Superintendent, Alfred Musian, the patient sustained serious injuries but was responding well to treatment.
Musian noted that when the patient was brought in he was unconscious and had lost blood.
Laikipia North DCIO Michael Kirwa visited the victim at the hospital and took statements from witnesses promising that investigations into the matter have started.
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