Alleged stripping of Hotel Staff: IGP calls for calm, Orders full Investigation

The Inspector-General of Police Mohammed Adamu has called for calm from members of the public and all interest parties for the dehumanizing way four employees of the Signatious Hotel, Warri, Delta State were allegedly stripped by the management.

The hotel’s chairman, Chief Kenneth Gbagi, a former minister of State for Education, was alleged to have ordered that the workers – three women and a man – be stripped naked over theft allegations.

IGP, Adamu, in a statement noted that, he would ensure justice is done and also call for patience as the police investigate the case.

The statement reads: “The Inspector-General of Police, IGP M.A Adamu, NPM, mni 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 on the Signatious Hotel Staff in Warri, Delta State, to remain calm as the Police intensify efforts towards unravelling the circumstances surrounding the incident.

“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.”

Several human rights groups have protested against the alleged treatment of the hotel workers, accusing the police of conniving with the hotel management to carry out the act. Chief Gbagi has however, denied giving the order.

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