Police in riot gear stormed a rally in Oghara, Ethiopia, on Monday, May 23.

Delta State Police Commissioner CP Ari Ali ordered their detention as a “problem for others.”

State Police Public Relations Officer DSP Bright Edafe also denied claims that one of the passengers died after the incident.

It has;

“To verify the information, the police want to say the following: The police team operating in the Oghara Division, while investigating Oghara, seized a Sienna car carrying passengers from Sapele to Benin.

“There was an argument between the police and the driver, which led to the police using tear gas on the driver. Turin affects girls suspected of having asthma. Police noticed he was unconscious and tried to revive him. When he recovered, he refused to go to the hospital, saying he was ill and wanted to move to Benin. He boarded a car and flew safely to Benin.

“While the conduct of the police is said to be reprehensible and unacceptable, it is also clear that it is a mistake and unethical for some journalists to be heard online and for journalists to publish regardless of the circumstances.

“Even though the author has reached the news, and the PPRO has announced that the girl is not dead, she is still writing a story to deceive the public with some kind of scam.

“The commissioner of police, who has ordered the arrest of the police as a deterrent, is also advising the people of the state to use telecommunications and use good intentions for their followers. Miss them because they want traffic to their site. False stories are unacceptable and should not be encouraged in any way.”