The Enugu State Commissioner of Police, Enugu State Command, Abubakar Lawal (CP) has ordered the State Criminal Investigation and Intelligence Department (State CIID) to commence 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.
The news of the order was made public by the Police Relations Officer (PPRO) Daniel Ndukwe (ASP) in a press release.
CP Lawal 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.
The CP has urged the victim and eyewitnesses to the incident have been enjoined to visit the State CID Enugu to volunteer their statements, in order to facilitate meticulous and swift conclusion of investigation.
Meanwhile, 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. Or alternatively send an Email to: email@example.com.