The commissioner of police in Delta state has confirmed the arrest of a police sergeant who was caught on video harassing a student.
In a tweet on Wednesday, April 10, via their official page, the police condemned the action of the sergeant.
The police said such behavioral pattern is not a true reflection of the Nigeria Police Force especially under the leadership of Ag. IGP Muhammed Adamu.
A trial is said to have commenced and appropriate disciplinary action will be taken.
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The force tweeted:
The Nigerian Police Force has come under a lot of criticism for a while now for the way their officers seem to oppress the masses and also harass innocent citizens. Some of their high-handedness has been blamed on inferiority complex on the part of the officers and a recent occurrence seems to prove this point.
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Legit.ng had reported that an unidentified student in Delta state was the latest victim of police harassment.
According to a Twitter user, Covenant Buhari, a police officer stopped a bus at Delta state and bullied a student for owing an iPhone X. The officer was angry that the student could use such an expensive phone when he could not afford such after working for over 13 years.
In the video reportedly captured by Covenant, the policeman was heard saying that by June he would be 14 years in service and still cannot afford to buy a phone for N250k.
Kolade Johnson was also another victim of police brutality. The life of the young man was cut short by trigger happy officers while he was watching a football match.
Johnson who was 36-years-old before his untimely death, was watching the Premier League clash between Liverpool and Tottenham, when the tragic incident happened.
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