CP Abubakar Orders Investigation Of Student Assault by Police In Enugu

Abuja – Enugu State of Police, CP Abubakar Lawal has ordered immediate investigation and sanction of Policeman involved in the assault of a student in Enugu.

A video is currently trending on social which shows a policeman engaging a young lady in an altercation and physically assaulting her while on duty at a checkpoint in Obeagu Awkunanaw, along Agbani Road, on 8th September, 2021.

In response, the CP said the command won’t entertain such acts of unprofessionalism by personnel under his watch and went further to direct the State Criminal Investigation and Intelligence Department (State CIID) to commence immediate investigation and disciplinary sanction of the Police Operative

The CP in a statement by the command’s Public Officer, ASP Daniel Ndukwe, warned personnel of the against such conduct and enjoined the witnesses and the victim to approach the State CID to drop their statement.

“The CP, while condemning the conduct of the Policeman as shown in the video, has warned personnel of the Command against conducting themselves unprofessionally or disrespecting the fundamental human rights of citizens while performing their duties. He made it clear that anyone found wanting will be made to face maximum disciplinary sanctions.

“Meanwhile, the said lady and eyewitnesses to the incident have been enjoined to visit the State CID Enugu to volunteer their statements, in order to facilitate meticulous and swift conclusion of investigation.

“Also, residents of the State have been enjoined to promptly report Police Officers of the Command found conducting themselves in an unprofessional manner to the nearest Police Station or by calling the Command’s emergency hotlines on: 08032003702, 08075390883, 08086671202 or 08098880172. Or alternatively send an Email to: [email protected]

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