The Nigeria Police Force says it has fired an officer, PC Liyomo Okoi, with the force No. 524503 over a gross misconduct captured in a viral video.
Recall that the video, which trended on social media platforms recently, captured the dismissed officer flogging a man with a machete.
Okoi dismissal is contained in a statement issued by the Force Public Relations Officer, CSP Olumuyiwa Adejobi.
Adejobi said the dismissal will take effect from today the 8th of August, 2022.
According to the statement, the Inspector-General of Police, IGP Usman Alkaki Baba also expressed disappointment at the reports of brutality and extortion leveled against some police officers via various complaint channels available to the public, particularly on social media platforms.
He said the IGP has directed all supervising Commissioners of Police and Tactical/Strategic Commanders to ensure strict supervision of their personnel as further incidences of this nature would be viewed strictly.