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Police parade officers who brutalised young man in Enugu

Valentine Chinyem

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Three officers of the Enugu State command have been detained and paraded for brutalising a young man identified as Mr. Justice Obasi.

In a video which went virile on social media, the policemen could be seen brutalising the victim for refusing to allow them check hois mobile phone.

The attention of the Inspector-General of Police, Mohammed Adamu was drawn to the the video of the incident whicb reportedly took place on January 4 along Kenyatta Street, Uwani, Enugu State.

Mr. Adamu who was angered by the unprofessional action of the officers, ordered that they be identified and prosecuted by their state command.

This was made known by the Enugu State Commissioner of Police, Mr Ahmed Abdurahman, while addressing journalists in his office on Monday.

He said, the command had constituted a panel of inquiry whose report would be used as a base for the orderly room trial of the affected officers.

He said the panel had been given three days to conclude its work and report back to the command through his office.

“After the panel’s three days’ work, we will look into the panel’s findings and recommendation. Then, they will definitely face orderly room trial and after all these we know what level of punishment will be meted on them,’’ he said.

“The members of the public should know that the Nigeria Police under the present IG cannot condone and shield such uncivilized characters.

“Nigerians should know that the negative action of the erring personnel is unprofessional and does not in any way reflect the image and attitude of the Nigeria Police. We are here to police with human face and some level of decorum and civility,’’ he said.

The officers included two Non-Commissioned Officers (NCO) and one police constable.