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CP orders probe of policemen over assault on man, masquerade

The Commissioner of Police, Enugu State Command, Mr. Abubakar Lawal, has ordered a thorough investigation of police officers who allegedly assaulted a young man and…

The Commissioner of Police, Enugu State Command, Mr. Abubakar Lawal, has ordered a thorough investigation of police officers who allegedly assaulted a young man and masquerade at Agbani in Nkanu West Council Area of Enugu State.

In a statement issued yesterday by the command’s spokesperson, ASP Daniel Ndukwe, the commissioner ordered the State CID to “fish out, thoroughly investigate and ensure disciplinary sanction of police operatives, alleged to have physically assaulted a young man and a masquerade” at Agbani area of Nkanu West Local Government Area, as shown in a viral video clip.

Lawal said such act was against professionalism, extant operational codes of the Nigeria Police Force and more importantly, the fundamental human rights of citizens by police officers under his watch, shall not be condoned.

He advised the said victims and eye witnesses to the incident, to report at the State CID in order to provide necessary information and evidence that will aid the investigation.

Also, Lawal urged citizens of the state to remain law-abiding and assist the Command to further instil discipline on its personnel by promptly reporting their unprofessional conducts, especially in extortion and other corrupt practices as well as the abuse of their discretional powers and the violation of the fundamental human rights of citizens.

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