The Inspector-General of Police, IGP Usman Alkali Baba, has ordered the Kogi State Commissioner of Police, Idrisu Dauda Dabban to immediately carry out discrete investigations into a viral video that showed a police officer slapping a passenger traveling in a commercial bus.
The man who filmed the incident said a group of police officers stopped the commercial bus to carry out a search. During their search, they found a laptop on a man who said he was a student and used the laptop for his assignments. The man claimed the officers did not believe the student and demanded N25,000 bribe.
He alleged that the officers took the student to a Point-Of-Sale (POS) operator where they made the student withdraw N25,000 and handed it over to them as they did not want it transferred to any of their accounts for easy detection.
According to him, when one of the passengers frowned at the officer for corking his gun, the officer got angry and slapped the man and threatened that if he corked his gun, nothing will happen. The man added that the police officer threatened that blood will flow if they do not caution themselves.
The spokesperson of the Nigerian police, Frank Mba, said the police chief has ordered an investigation into the matter.
Mba disclosed this in a statement after the video of the incident went viral.
“The IGP calls for calm, noting that at the end of the investigations, justice will be done to the victim of the incident and police personnel found guilty, brought to book,” the statement partly reads.
Watch the video below:
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