IGP orders investigation into alleged ‘torture of couple’ in Lagos

The
Inspector General of police has ordered investigations into the alleged
torture of photographer, Ejeh Smith, and his wife, Grace. The couple
claimed they were battered by a policeman along the Lekki Roundabout on
Wednesday Dec. 3rd. (read here). Find the police press release below..

The
attention of the Police High Command has been drawn to a viral media
story alleging Police incivility to a couple in Ikoyi, Lagos.

The Inspector-General of Police, IGP Suleiman Abba has ordered a
full scale investigation into the matter in line with his avowed
commitment to protect and uphold the Human Rights of all Nigerians and
residents therein.

The Officer involved has been identified and is already undergoing
administrative trial. All other officers whose conduct did not speak well on
the incident are also being sanctioned, preparatory to further necessary
action.
The
IGP further reiterated the determination of the Force to abide by the contents
of the newly launched NPF Human Rights Practice Manual, stressing that no abuse
of human rights will be tolerated in the Force.
Ag. CP
EMMANUEL C. S. OJUKWU, psc
FORCE PUBLIC RELATIONS OFFICER
FORCE HEADQUARTERS

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