The Nigeria Police Force says it has identified three police officers and one civilian accomplice who participated in the unprofessional act of ‘dehumanising’ a female citizen as shown in a viral video on Wednesday, July 22, 2020.
This is contained in a press statement signed by DCP Frank Mba, Force Public Relations Officer, Force Headquarters on Thrsady.
According to the statement, they are currently being detained at the Lagos State CID detention facility, Panti, Yaba.
“Two suspects, ASP Tijani Olatunji and Inspector Gboyega Oyeniyi have been arrested for their role in the discreditable conduct and incivility to a member of the public,” the statement read.
“Preliminary investigations show that the policemen who are attached to Area ‘A’ Command, Lion Building, Lagos, were on legitimate investigation activities to Ibadan, Oyo State where the incident took place.
“Effort is being intensified to arrest the two other accomplices. Meanwhile, appropriate disciplinary procedures will be initiated as soon as investigations are concluded,” the statement added.
In the video, one could hear the officer interrogating the young lady named Towobola, following a raid at the apartment of an alleged kidnapper.
The video went viral after it surfaced online with many calling for the dismissal of the officers, arguing that their conducts were unprofessional.