The police officer under Enugu State police command has been spotted in a trending video attacking a lady at a checkpoint in Obeagu Awkunanaw, along Agbani Road, in the State.
The police officer whose identity has not been disclosed was seen in the viral video physically assaulting a young lady with passersby watching the incident.
The Commissioner of Police in the state, Mohammed Ndatsu Aliyu, in his reaction to the trending video said the command would not allow such “unprofessionalism by personnel under his watch”.
The video has stirred reactions from Nigerians who have called for sanctions against the police officer.
The command in a statement released through its spokesman, Daniel Ndukwe, directed the State Criminal Investigation and Intelligence Department (State CIID) to begin immediate investigation and disciplinary sanctions against the officer involved in the assault.
Aliyu in the statement also charged witnesses to approach the state CID to drop their statement which would help in the investigation.
The statement reads, “The CP, while condemning the conduct of the Policeman as shown in the video, has warned personnel of the Command against conducting themselves unprofessionally or disrespecting the fundamental human rights of citizens while performing their duties. He made it clear that anyone found wanting will be made to face maximum disciplinary sanctions.”
“Also, residents of the State have been enjoined to promptly report Police Officers of the Command found conducting themselves in an unprofessional manner to the nearest Police Station or by calling the Command’s emergency hotlines on: 08032003702, 08075390883, 08086671202 or 08098880172. Or alternatively send an Email to: firstname.lastname@example.org.”
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