IG sanctions Edo policemen who run over a cuffed man, disbands the team
Ag. IGP Olukayode Adeolu Egbetokun, the acting Inspector-General of Police, has dissolved the police crew that ran over a man in handcuffs in Edo State, South-South Nigeria.
This was disclosed in a statement on Thursday, the force’s spokesman, Olumuyiwa Adejobi, said this was a brave effort to address the unprofessional behavior of some police officers assigned to the State Police Command.
In addition to restoring public confidence in the Police Force, Adejobi said that this action intends to regularise and standardize police activities in the axis.
The statement read further, “Additionally, the operatives involved are currently facing disciplinary charges and administrative procedures. This move underscores the commitment of the IGP to hold officers accountable for their actions which will never be tolerated in the Nigeria Police Force.”
He not that the IGP reiterated his commitment to ensuring the highest standards of professionalism and ethics while urging members of the public to always cooperate with Police Officers in the discharge of their statutory duties.