The Police Command in Lagos State has sanctioned three officers for alleged unprofessional conduct.
The command’s spokesman, Benjamin Hundeyin, confirmed the development on his verified Twitter handle on Friday.
The impacted policemen were identified by him as ASP Adedeji Babatunde, ASP Ebiloma John, and Insp. Obidah Daniel, all of whom were assigned to the Sagamu Road Police Division in the state’s Ikorodu region.
The three guys were detained after a video of their harassment of NYSC member David Ogunnusi, 24, and his brother on Tuesday at New Garage in Ikorodu went popular on social media.
Hundeyin said: “The men were identified through the video that went viral. The officers and the corps member and his brother were at the command’s headquarters on Friday for investigation.
“After a careful study of the statements of all involved, it came to light that the police officers acted unprofessionally by demanding to whisk the corps member and his brother to the station for a search.
“That act was totally needless, provocative and unethical. It would have been a different case if a search at the same spot had yielded discovery of criminal items on them. This would have warranted moving them to the station for further interrogation and statement taken.
“For this, CP Abiodun Alabi had ordered that the ASPs be queried and the Inspector demoted in line with extant procedural rules of the Force.
“The corps member, on his part, will be prosecuted for inciting the members of the public against the police.”
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