The Delta State Police Command said it has identified and arrested three policemen for brutalising and attempting to attack a civilian with a knife.
The Delta State Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), Bright Edafe, who shared the information on his Twitter handle, tweeted: “The erring police officers have been identified and summoned to the Police headquarters. The officer who brought out that knife is not a police officer but a Constabulary. They have been detained, and their orderly room trial will commence today.”
The three policemen were caught in a video, tackling a civilian to the ground and flogging him.
Before then, one of the policemen had whipped out a knife. Even after the victim ran into the bush, the policemen followed on his tail, still brutalising him.
This came just hours after the Nigeria Police Force dismissed three policemen for unprofessional conduct.
The actions of the policemen in the Delta State Command have caused a reaction, with social media buzzing.
Jason ID@JasonID4, said: “This is what is currently happening in Edo State, maybe I should get video evidence too. This happens daily at Agbor and Aduwawa roads. I encounter them this morning going to work. This is very heartbreaking. What’s going on na?”
Paul Yakubu@uchesm, tweeted, asking the Force Spokesman, Muyiwa Adejobi, “Please confirm that this is not what you guys in the Force are preaching and training your personnel to represent. The @PoliceNG is an institution that portrays professionality, self-discipline and civil relationship to make the society a better place.”
El jefe@joesleeky, noted: “I dunno why excessive force de very easy for many of our officers. The guy is not even a convicted criminal and see the treatment he’s getting. Gosh, can’t we be civil in this country at all? E tire person sha.”
Bigsurname@victor_odaro has this to say, “Thief and police person nor know the one go choose to jam for road. Police go just dey rob u eye to eye with fake allegations.”
Mr Sam@mcfysh_official, observed: “Why have these men refused to learn from other’s mistakes. Probably because the @PoliceNG is not giving them strict punishment for such offense.”
Teddycarlos @EmmaEkhosuehi, directing his observation to @PoliceNG, urged: “Please I beg you call your men to order, subject them to anger management programs. I know they are protecting the lives and property of the citizens but not like this.”
African Panda@africanpanda_directing his comment to the Delta State PPRO, @Brightgoldenboy, said: “Shay you believe now wen we talk saythe bad ones for police plenty pass the good ones, na only like three good ones nai remain for police… if person see police watin go just Dey come e mind na to jam dem pass make e nor stop bcos of fear.”
ChrisRock@chriseddy228, said: “Have anybody noticed that Robbers are not longer operating on the highway with mask, but now have recognized uniform robbing people as legal.”
Chiamaka Chukwumaeze 🇳🇬@Cheeahmahkar, stated: “Please report these officers. The more we allow incidences like this to go on in this county, the more it becomes a norm.”
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