The Nigeria Police Force has confirmed the sacking of the two officers caught in a viral video flogging a lady, Azeez Alimat, for allegedly violating a coronavirus lockdown in Osun State.
In a statement on Friday via Twitter the Nigerian Police said the officers, Inspector Ikuesan Taiwo and Constable Abass Ibrahim, were found guilty of the crime upon investigation.
The Inspector-General of Police, Mohammed Adamu, had described the action of his men as “unwarranted, unnecessary and unjustifiable assault”.
Also, the Osun State Commissioner of Police, Babatunde Kokumo, had said the two officers were detained and had faced an orderly room trial.
However, the Police while giving feedback on the outcome of the investigation into the case of unprofessional conduct by the two officers, said, “Inspector Ikuesan Taiwo and Police Constable Abass Ibrahim captured in a viral video assaulting a woman in Osun State have been tried and found guilty. They have been dismissed from the Force. They will be arraigned in court for prosecution.”