IMO, Nigeria – The State Police Commissioner, Mr Nasiru Mohammed, has confirmed that some officers of the state command have been arrested for allegedly assaulting five civilians in Orlu.
The commissioner confirmed the arrest in a statement issued on Thursday by the spokesman of the command, SP Orlando Ikeokwu.
Mohammed said those arrested were spotted in a viral video committing the act at Banana Junction in Orlu.
He revealed that disciplinary action will be taken against the officers for unprofessional misconduct.
He advised the public to report any unprofessional conduct of officers of the command to the Assistant Commissioner of Police, XSquad, Public Complaint Bureau or to the office of the Commissioner of Police.
Mohammed condemned the “inhuman treatment and assault on the yet-to-be identified persons in the viral video.”
According to him, the officers were seen forcing five persons to lie on the floor, flogging them in the process, which is unethical, unprofessional and unacceptable.
“The command, while condemning the action, wishes to inform the general public that the officers have been identified, arrested and disciplinary action commenced,” he added.