By Dada Ahmed.
The Inspector General of Police, IGP Usman Alkali Baba has ordered the Commissioner of Police, Kogi State Command to immediately carry out discrete investigations into the incident depicted in the attached trending video from a location believed to be in Kogi State.
CP Frank Mba,FORCE PUBLIC RELATIONS OFFICER,FORCE HEADQUARTERS,ABUJA disclosed this in a statement available to The Reporters on Sunday.
The IGP called for calm, noting that at the end of the investigations, justice would be done to the victim of the incident and police personnel found guilty, brought to book.
Meanwhile,the Police Command in Kogi state says it has arrested the police personnel linked with the video and commenced investigation into the issue.
The Command’s spokesman,DSP William Aya, disclosed this in a statement he signed and sent to the online publication in Lokoja on Sunday.
He noted that Police personnel attached to Adogo Division, while on patrol duty along Adogo-Okene road, reportedly extorted N25,000 from a traveller while another was physically assaulted by one of the men in uniform.
“The Commissioner of Police, Kogi State Police Command, CP Idrisu Dauda Dabban, while condemning the incident, noted that the Police officers have been identified and detained at the State Criminal Investigations Department.
” The officers are: ASP Isah Barnabas, Inspector Ifediegwu Godwin, Sgt Emmanuel Ochima and CPL Umameh Mathias, who physically assaulted one of the travellers.
” The Assistant Superintendent of Police (ASP) has been issued an official query while the three other junior officers are currently undergoing orderly room trial (Police internal disciplinary actions).
“The CP further noted that the Command is doing its best to establish contact with the victims. He enjoined the victims to reach out to the Command thorough 08107899269.
“He assured that any of the officers found wanting in the investigations would be dealt with accordingly,”Aya said.