Police Constable Liyomo Okoi who beat man with machete dismissed

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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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