The Delta State Police Command has reacted to a video of its officers attacking a young man along the Asaba-Onitsha expressway.
In a statement released by the Delta State Police spokesperson, the Command condemned the attack.
The Police added that the incident happened in August 2021 and it was investigated immediately, with the erring officers “subjected to internal disciplinary mechanism”.
The statement reads: “The attention of the Delta State Police Command has been drawn to a video making round on various social media handles.
“The video captured Policemen attached to Rapid Response Squad (RRS) of the Command assaulting a young man along the Asaba-Onitsha expressway.
“The Command condemns the act of the Policemen in totality.
“The Command wishes to state that the incident occurred sometime in the month of August 2021 and immediately it was brought to the knowledge of the Command, the Commissioner of Police, CP Ari Muhammed Ali FCIA, psc+ directed the incident be looked into which has since been done and the erring Policemen indeed found guilty of assault and were subjected to internal disciplinary mechanism after which they were adequately sanctioned.
“The CP while condemning the malfeasance conduct of the officers also urges members of the public to remain calm and assured of the Command’s commitment in dealing with any officer who disregard the human right of any person.
“To this end, members of the public are urged to call any of the following numbers and report cases of abuse to human rights or any other infractions by Policemen of the Command.
“The PPRO’s Office can be contacted through the following numbers +234 915 557 0008 +234 915 557 0007 +234 902 907 0037
“Or the Command Control Room via +234 803 668 4974.”