The Rivers State Commissioner of Police of the Nigerian police force, CP Okon O Effiong has ordered the immediate arrest of officers captured in the trending video, assaulting an unknown identified young man.
DAILY GIST HUB captured the trending picture of the officers who were captured flogging and slapping an unarmed young man had trended on all social media platforms since Monday morning.
A statement issued by the spokesperson of the Rivers Command, SP Grace Iringe-Oko said the officers have been identified. She, however, failed to reveal their names.
According to the PPRO, the officers carried out the unprofessional conduct at the Elibrada junction, Emohua in Port Harcourt.
She noted that as a defender of human rights, the CP also assured members of the public, that the Police Officers will be investigated in line with extant rules underlying the conduct of police personnel, stressing that appropriate sanctions would be meted accordingly.
The Command further assures the good people of Rivers State of its unalloyed commitment to promoting the rule of law.
“People are enjoined to report cases of human rights abuse and infractions to the command”, the statement added.