Police Constable Liyomo Okoi who beat man with machete dismissed

As the Nigerian Police continues to overhaul the system, another bad egg in the Force has been shown the exit door.

Liyomo Okoi, a policeman with the Nigerian Police Force, has been fired after appearing in a July viral video lashing a guy with a machete.

Liyomo Okoi
Liyomo Okoi

In the viral footage, Okoi assaulted the man with a cutlass while holding his rifle and yelling, "He threatened me."

In a statement released on Monday, CSP Olumuyiwa Adejobi, the force's spokesperson, stated:

"The Force has dismissed Force No. 524503 PC Liyomo Okoi attached to Ekori Divisional Headquarters, Cross Rivers Police Command for gross misconduct captured in a viral video on 31st July 2022 where he was flogging a man with a machete. His dismissal takes effect from today, the 8th of August, 2022.”

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