The Nigerian Police Force has confirmed that the three cops who were assaulting a man in Port Harcourt have been identified and arrested.
CSP Olumuyiwa Adejobi, the police public relations officer made this known on Twitter while reacting to a tweet of the assault.
A Twitter user had shared a clip which captured the moment the officers were assaulting the man who was said to be on his way to church on Easter day.
The tweep had written:
“A family man being assaulted in front of his wife by police, this is sad @policeNg.”
Watch video here:
— Ibitoye Shittu (@IbiShittu) April 10, 2023
CSP Adejobi said:
“These men have been arrested, and their commander will personally bring to the Force Headquarters tomorrow Tuesday(today) for further actions. They are 3 in number, attached to RRS, Rivers State. Their action does not portray the police in a good light at all.
It is still to buttress my point that whatever a policeman does is personal, not systemic. I wonder how a man, a reasonable man, would be flogging or slapping a grown-up man in that manner. So barbaric and unpolice.”