Cop de­tained over as­sault in La­gos

Daily Trust - - NEWS - From Eu­gene Agha, La­gos

A po­lice Cor­po­ral has been de­tained at the La­gos po­lice com­mand head­quar­ters, Ikeja, for al­legedly beat­ing up a woman.

This comes as the In­spec­tor Gen­eral of Po­lice Mo­hammed Abubakar at the weekend or­dered the ar­rest of a Chief Su­per­in­ten­dent of Po­lice for al­legedly rap­ing a lady that was in de­ten­tion.

The as­sault by the Cor­po­ral went vi­ral fol­low­ing video clips posted on YouTube.

In a state­ment, La­gos State Po­lice Pub­lic Re­la­tions Of­fi­cer, Ngozi Braide, iden­ti­fied the po­lice­man as Cpl Mo­hammed Nasir with force Num­ber, 229057.

“The at­ten­tion of the La­gos State Po­lice Com­mand was yes­ter­day drawn to a video clip posted on some in­ter­net sites via the YouTube which de­picted a po­lice of­fi­cer beat­ing up a woman. Upon view­ing the video, the com­mis­sioner of po­lice or­dered the ar­rest of the po­lice­man by name Cpl Muhammed Nasir with Force Num­ber 229057, who is be­lieved to have been the one in the video clip. The of­fi­cer is cur­rently in po­lice cus­tody and in­ves­ti­ga­tion has com­menced. The out­come would be made pub­lic,” she added.

Braide re­it­er­ated the com­mit­ment of the com­mand to pro­tect lives and property.

“Not only that, the Nigeria Po­lice Force is com­mit­ted to ex­hibit­ing high sense of pro­fes­sion­al­ism and re­spect to rule of law which is in ac­cor­dance with the IGP’s code of con­duct for of­fi­cers,” she said.

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