The Nigerian Police Force has arrested a police officer seen in a viral video assaulting an unidentified man in Port Harcourt, Rivers state, with two of his colleagues.
Over the weekend, the video showing one of the police officers flogging the man along the Port Harcourt East-West Road, Emouha Junction, went viral.
The Force Public Relations Officer, Muyiwa Adejobi while reacting to the viral video, condemned the action of the officer.
In an update shared on his handle on Monday evening, April 10, Adejobi said the officers involved in the act have been arrested and they will be transferred to the force headquarters today.
He wrote: “These men have been arrested, and their commander will personally bring to the Force Headquarters tomorrow Tuesday(today) for further actions. They are 3 in number, attached to RRS, Rivers State. Their action does not portray the police in a good light at all.
It is still to buttress my point that whatever a policeman does is personal, not systemic. I wonder how a man, a reasonable man, would be flogging or slapping a grown-up man in that manner. So barbaric and unpolice.”