The Nigerian Police Force has reacted to a video of some Policemen crushing a man with their car in Edo State. Below is the press release.
Outrage followed a video of some officers of the Nigeria Police Force (NPF) running over a handcuffed man with a Sienna vehicle.
The incident occurred on Thursday in Ekpoma, Edo state.
In a now-viral clip, a handcuffed man was lying on the floor as a car laden with police officers repeatedly ran over him.
It was learned that the man was handcuffed by some police officers attached to the Ekpoma division over his refusal to allow them to go through his mobile phones.
The police officers reportedly tried to take the man to their station but they were resisted by passersby.
The incident led to a scuffle between passersby and the officers.
Amid the melee, the police personnel entered their vehicle to drive off from the scene, with the handcuffed man still writhing on the floor.
GROSS MISCONDUCT BY EDO POLICEMEN
The Ag. Inspector-General of Police, Olukayode Adeolu Egbetokun, PhD, NPM, condemned the disturbing incident where a police team ran a vehicle over a citizen on Thursday June 29, 2023 at Ekpoma, Edo State.
The IGP has, therefore, directed the erring policemen, who have been in detention in Edo State, to report to the Force Headquarters Abuja on Monday for further action. Members of the public, particularly the people of Ekpoma, are implored to remain calm as the present leadership of the NPF will not condone such an act of unprofessionalism and illegality.
CSP Olumuyiwa Adejobi, mnipr, mipra,
30th June, 2023