A mobile policeman is currently in trouble after he was caught on camera by a passerby during the time he was beating a lady in Enugu. Although the police officer is yet to be identified and arrested for his crime, it is a matter of time as the state police command has launched an investigation into the assault by the mobile police officer.
According to reports, It was gathered that the incident happened at a checkpoint in Obeagu Awkunanaw, along Agbani Road, In Enugu State on September 8. A mobile police officer could be heard in the video calling the woman a prostitute.
Soon he started to beat the lady in broad daylight.
Spokesperson of the command, ASP Daniel Ndukwe, who disclosed this in a statement obtained on Friday, September 10, said the Commissioner of Police, Abubakar Lawal, ordered immediate investigation and sanction of the mobile policeman involved in the unprofessional conduct.
” 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 of 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, ” the statement reads.
” 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
” Meanwhile, the said lady and eyewitnesses to the incident have been enjoined to visit the State CID Enugu to volunteer their statements to facilitate the meticulous and swift conclusion of the investigation
” Also, 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. Alternatively send an Email to: contact042ppro@gmail. com” the statement added
It is not clear whether the lady will come out to testify against the officer for the necessary punishment to be imposed on him.