Imo state police commissioner, Muhammed Barde, has ordered the arrest of a police Inspector who was captured in a viral video slapping a motorist at a busy road in the state.
In a statement released on Wednesday, August 23, the Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO) in the state, ASP Henry Okoye, said the CP condemned the unprofessional behaviour of the police personnel.
He ordered that the officer be identified and arrested immediately over the “unacceptable act”. The statement read;
”The attention of Imo State Police Command has been drawn to a viral video with a caption; ”Nigeria Police can Never be Your Friend Especially the Ones in Owerri”, where a Police Inspector alleged to be serving in Imo State was seen forcefully removing the cap of a young man and slapping him severally on his face.
“The Commissioner of Police, Imo State, CP Muhammed Ahmed Barde condemns this irritating act in totality as it highly contradicts the professional ethics and code of conduct of the Force. The Nigeria Police Force is a highly disciplined organization and will never tolerate the misconduct of the officer seen in the video.
“To this effect, the CP has mandated his Monitoring Team to investigate and identify the officer for necessary disciplinary action. More so, the victim is encouraged to call the PPRO Imo on 08148024755 or come to the Police Public Relations Department Owerri and make his complaint.”