LAGOS, Nigeria (VOICE OF NAIJA)- The Delta State Police Command has arrested some policemen manhandling a woman in a dehumanizing manner in a viral video on the social media.
The Command not only condemned their act in totality, but also described action of the Policemen as unprofessional and unbecoming of Police officers.
It said “rope” is not a Police requirement while carrying out their duty and that it was not in the character of the Command to dehumanise and trample on the rights of citizens.
The state Police Public Relations Officer, DSP Bright Edafe, disclosed this in a statement made available to journalists on 26 March.
Edafe stated that, “After a careful examination of the video clip, it is clear and obvious that the policemen acted in an unprofessional manner unbecoming of police officers.”
The statement read, “The command condemns their act in totality, as no citizen deserves to be treated in such a manner either by the police or anybody.
“Their act is not only inexcusable but unpardonable and will not be tolerated by the command.
“The erring police officers serving at Agbarho Division have been identified, summoned and detained at the command headquarters.
“The Commissioner of Police, CP Ari Ali, has directed that internal disciplinary action be initiated immediately and at the end of their orderly room trial, members of the public will be intimated on the outcome.
“The command wishes to reiterate that ‘rope’ is not a police accoutrement and as such, should not be used by policemen in whatever guise while carrying out their duty. It is not in the character of the command to dehumanize and trample on the rights of citizens.”
Edafe assured members of the public that the officers concerned will be decisively dealt in accordance with the extant laws as stipulated in the Police Act and regulations to serve as a deterrence to others.
He added that the CP wished to emphasize that protection of life and properties in the state remains the top priority of the Command.