Police dismiss personnel for attacking man with machete 

The scene of the viral video.

CITIZENS COMPASS– THE Nigeria Police Force on Monday, says it has dismissed one of its personnel seen in a viral video with a cutlass attacking a civilian.

A viral video was captured on 31st July, 2022, where the personnel was flogging a man with a machete.

CSP Olumuyiwa Adejobi disclosed this in a statement which partly reads, “The Force has dismissed Force No. 524503 PC Liyomo Okoi, attached to Ekori Divisional Headquarters, Cross River Police Command for gross misconduct captured in a viral video on 31st July, 2022 where he was flogging a man with a machete. 

His dismissal takes effect from today, the 8th of August, 2022.

“The Inspector-General of Police, has therefore reiterated his commitment to ethical regeneration, restoration of professional standard and enhancement of the anti-corruption drive with dedication to entrenching human rights-driven policing within the country. 

“The IGP expressed confidence that the current overhauling will improve the effectiveness of the units, and rid them of negative elements who deviate from the standard operating procedure of the Units, and the Nigeria Police Force in general.”

The Inspector-General of Police, IGP Usman Alkali Baba, in the statement, also expressed grave disappointment at the reports of brutality and extortion leveled against some police officers via various complaint channels available to the public, particularly on social media platforms.


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