Enugu Police Commissioner Orders Investigation Into Viral Video Of One Of Its Officers Assaulting A Lady

The Commissioner of Police, Enugu State Command, CP Abubakar Lawal, fdc, has ordered the State Criminal Investigation and Intelligence Department (State CIID) to commence an immediate investigation and disciplinary sanction on the Police Operative seen engaging a young lady in an altercation and physically assaulting her in the video circulating on social media, while on duty at a checkpoint in Obeagu Awkunanaw, along Agbani Road, on 8th September 2021.

A statement released by the spokesperson of the command, ASP Daniel Ndukwe, says the CP while condemning the conduct of the Policeman as shown in the video, has warned personnel of the Command against conducting themselves unprofessionally or disrespecting the fundamental human rights of citizens while performing their duties. He made it clear that anyone found wanting will be made to face maximum disciplinary sanctions.

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Ndukwe added that the assaulted lady and eyewitnesses at the scene of the incident have been enjoined to visit the State CID Enugu to volunteer their statements, in order to facilitate a meticulous and swift conclusion of the investigation.

The spokesperson added that residents of the State have been enjoined to promptly report Police Officers of the Command found conducting themselves in an unprofessional manner to the nearest Police Station or by calling the Command’s emergency hotlines on: 08032003702, 08075390883, 08086671202 or 08098880172. Or alternatively send an Email to: contact042ppro@gmail.com.

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