LAGOS, Nigeria (VOICE OF NAIJA) – The Nigeria Police Force Headquarters, Abuja, has begun disciplinary actions for some Police officers attached to the Kwara State Police Command, who were captured in a viral video, hitting a young man with their guns.
The incident had taken place on 12 September, at the Post Office in the Ilorin, the State Capital.
According to Witnesses, the yet-to-be-identified young man was walking on the street with his girlfriend and on approaching a Police checkpoint, when the officers in the viral video grabbed him and accused him of being a fraudster, commonly referred to as “Yahoo boy.”
Giving an update on the matter earlier today, Public Relations Officer of the Force, ACP Olumuyiwa Adejobi, in a short statement on X platform, said that the officers and their commander had reported at the Force Headquarters in Abuja and had been referred to the Force Provost Marshal where they would face disciplinary actions.
In his statement tagged, “Incident of Police Misconduct in Kwara State” he said, “We have taken action in response to the recent incident involving officers from Kwara State Police Command who were captured assaulting a member of the public in a viral video.
“Such conduct is unacceptable and goes against the principles of the Force. The officers in question have reported at the Force Headquarters, Abuja, along with their commander.
“They have been referred to the Force Provost Marshal, where they will face disciplinary actions. We remain committed to upholding the highest standards of professionalism and accountability within the force.”