Men of the Nigeria Police Force have been caught on tape assaulting a lady in Lagos because she was filming them during an alleged assault on a commercial driver.
According to Sahara Reporters, the police officers are attached to the palace at Illasan, Lekki Phase 1 area of the state.
A Twitter user who shared a video of the policemen manhandling the woman, said she attempted to film them during a conversation with a commercial driver.
A security personnel could be seen holding her by her hair while his colleagues and some other citizens tried to intervene.
The concerned social media user questioned the police authorities to know if the lady was eventually released by the officers that arrested her.
He wrote; “@Gidi_Traffic Last week police men guarding the palace at Illasan, Lekki Phase 1, allegedly assaulted a lady for attempting to record them during a confrontation with a Uber driver. The lady’s phone was seized and she was also arrested. Has she been freed? @BenHundeyin @Princemoye1”
In reaction to the video, the Force Spokesperson, Olumuyiwa Adejobi said the state command should investigate all information relating to the incident.
“Well, Ben will need to investigate this and take necessary action. We will need to get more facts about this scene as the video is not long enough to deduce some things. PPRO Lag should detail the PCB to look into this and revert. It has been sent to necessary units to handle,” the state PPRO said.
Watch the video below:
In related news, a Nigerian man identified as Ibrahim Kazeem, has narrated how police officers allegedly harrassed and extorted his friend, who works remotely.
He said his friend just moved to a new place in Ilorin, Kwara state, but because he always stays indoors to do some work, it raised suspicion.
Neighbours apparently reported the man to police, who then stormed his house to question him for always being inside.
He explained that he was a remote worker, but they did not believe there was any concept like ‘working from home’
According to Kazeem who narrated the incident on Twitter, his friend’s phone was seized to prevent him from further contacting his lawyer for help.
He wrote; ‘‘My friend moved to his house in the outskirts of Ilọrin 3 months ago. Police went to his home this morning that he was reported to be staying indoors 2much.
He told dem he’s a remote worker but they said there’s nothing remote about working. They took his phone so he won’t be able to follow up with his lawyer after reaching him.
They left him this night after harassing and extorting him. Even in your house, you can sit down and injure your neck(read in yoruba). A new low for the men in Aṣọ opo. Sigh.”
A tweep @khanofkhans11_ commented; Someone reported him smh
Kazeem @peng_writer replied; ”Walahi. New area o. I guess because he is the only one with light. 😀He run solar to his own home since there’s no electricity in that area yet.”