After a woman was seen been beaten mercilessly by policemen in a viral video, the Inspector General of Police, Mohammed Adamu, has initiated action for their discipline.
There has been a rash of complaints of Police and soldiers brutality since the commencement of the lockdown of parts of Nigeria; but it is not exactly clear what led to the public flogging of the unidentified woman.
Many have expressed fears that a backlash from a hungry and angry populace, locked down with no food, may spiral out of control.
But according to the Force spokesman, Deputy Commissioner of Police, Frank Mba, the Police boss condemned “the unwarranted, unnecessary and unjustifiable assault on this innocent citizen as shown in the attached viral video at Odo Ori Market, Iwo Osun State by some men of the NPF attached to Iwo Division, Osun Command.”
He adds: “Following the IGP’s condemnation and directives, the Commissioner of Police, CP Johnson Kokumo mni, in charge of Osun State Command where the incident occurred, has arrested the officers involved in the unfortunate incident.
“The duo Inspector Ikuesan Taiwo with AP NO 251724 and PC Abass Ibrahim with Force No. 509634 are currently being detained and their orderly room trial has since commenced.
“The IGP reiterated that the Police under his watch will not condone any act of misconduct and recklessness on the part of his personnel.
“He enjoins citizens to continue to cooperate with the leadership of the Force as it strives to reposition the NPF into an effective, efficient and people-friendly Force.”