CP orders arrest of cops assaulting nursing mother in viral video


The Imo State Commissioner of Police, Aboki Danjuma, has ordered the arrest of policemen seen in a viral video assaulting nursing mother, Mrs Ogechi Eze.

A video that went viral had a woman and her children allegedly being assaulted by policemen from the Tiger Base of the state police command.

The command’s spokesperson, Henry Okoye, disclosed this in a statement on Thursday.

The statement further explained that the CP had charged the Assistant Commissioner of Police in charge of the Command’s X-Squad and Provost to ensure that the officers are sanctioned in accordance with the Force’s extant laws if found culpable.

The statement read, “The Imo State Police Command is not unaware of a video making the rounds on social media, in which a nursing mother who identified herself as Mrs. Ogechi Eze, alleged that she and her children were assaulted by operatives of the Command’s Anti kidnapping unit, (Tiger Base) as their operational call-sign and is currently carrying out a comprehensive investigation to ascertain the remote facts of the case.

“Accordingly, the Commissioner of Police, Imo State Command, CP Aboki Danjuma, has ordered the immediate arrest and detention of the alleged officers and tasked the Assistant Commissioner of Police in charge of the command’s X-Squad and Provost to ensure that the alleged officers are sanctioned in accordance with the Force’s extant laws if found culpable.

“The command, therefore, encourages Mrs Ogechi to report at the Police Public Relations Department, Command Headquarters, Owerri, to assist in identifying the officers in the ongoing investigation.

“The Commissioner of Police Imo State Command reaffirms that the Command under his watch will never condone any form of unprofessionalism, arrest by proxy, assault, or incivility to members of the public by its personnel and will not hesitate to take appropriate disciplinary actions against any recalcitrant officer infringing on the fundamental human rights citizens whom we have the constitutional mandate to serve and protect.

“Further developments on this case will be communicated to the general public in due course.”


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