Nigeria Police Boss, IGP Usman Alkali Baba, has ordered an immediate investigation into a trending video where an officer was seen slapping a passenger.
The order is directed at the Commissioner of Police, Kogi State, to immediately carry out discrete investigations into the incident depicted in the trending video.
On the viral video, serving police personnel attached to Adogo Division, while on patrol duty along Adogo-Okene road, forced a passenger to an ATM, forcing him to withdraw the sum of Twenty-Five Thousand Naira (N25,000).
The video, which another passenger inside the bus recorded, also showed the particular officer physically assaulting another harmless passenger.
Kogi State Police Commissioner CCP Idrisu Dauda Dabban condemned the incident while assuring that the officers had been identified and detained for criminal investigation.
The officers are ASP Isah Barnabas, Inspector Ifediegwu Godwin, Sgt Emmanuel Ochima and CPL Umameh Mathias, who physically assaulted one of the travellers.
"The Assistant Superintendent of Police (ASP) has been issued an official query while the three (3) other junior officers are currently undergoing orderly room trial (Police internal disciplinary actions)," The police statement disclosed.
The Nigerian Police has vowed to deal with any officers found wanting in the investigations.
The police are urging the victims on the trending video to contact the command through 08107899269.©Standard Gazette, 2021. Unauthorized use and/or duplication of this material without express and written permission from this site’s publisher is strictly prohibited. Excerpts and links may be used, provided that full and clear credit is given to Standard Gazette with appropriate and specific direction to the original content.