Police Harassment: Arrested Officers paraded for assaulting young man who refused to unlock his phone for them
Barely 24 hours after three police officers who assaulted a young man in a viral video for refusing to unlock his iPhone were arrested, they have been paraded by Enugu State Police Command.
WITHIN NIGERIA had earlier reported that a video of a young man identified as Justice Obasi who was assaulted and beaten by some police officers for allegedly refusing to unlock his iPhone surfaced online.
While parading the arrested officers before journalists on Monday, January 6, the Commissioner of Police in Enugu, Mr Ahmed Abdulrahman disclosed that a panel of inquiry whose report will be used in the orderly room trial of the erring police officers have been constituted.
AbdulRahman further disclosed that “After the panel’s three days’ work, we will look into the panel’s findings and recommendation. Then, they will definitely face orderly room trial and after all these we know what level of punishment will be meted on them.
“The members of the public should know that the Nigeria Police under the present IG cannot condone and shield such uncivilized characters.
“Nigerians should know that the negative action of the erring personnel is unprofessional and does not in any way reflect the image and attitude of the Nigeria Police. We are here to police with human face and some level of decorum and civility.”
It was further gathered that the officers included two Non-Commissioned Officers (NCO) and one police constable.
Below is the video from the scene of assault;