The Commissioner of Police, Enugu State Command, CP Abubakar Lawal, 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 trending on social media,
Video circulating in social media shows a policeman while on duty at a checkpoint in Obeagu Awkunanaw, along Agbani Road, on 8th September 2021 assaulted a young lady.
The CP in a press statement signed by the Police Spokesperson of Enugu State Command, Daniel Ndukwe, condemned the conduct of the Policeman as shown in the video.
He 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 would 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, in order 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.