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Imo State Police Command Reacts To Viral Video Of Officers Assaulting Young Men




The Imo State Police Command has reacted to a viral video in which its officers were seen assaulting two young men.

In the viral video, the officers could be seen assaulting the young men in an open area, while another officer used a machete on them.

The video has since sparked various reactions on social media.

 In a statement released, the spokesperson of the state police command, SP Henry Okoye, said the officers have been identified and defaulted for ‘’Discreditable/Unprofessional Conduct, Improper Dressing, Incivility to and Assaulting the duo suspects.”

He added that the two suspects were being picked up after they were spotted at a hard-drug spot in the area and allegedly found with some banned substances.

Read Okoye’s statement below,

‘’Upon diligent observation of this viral obscene video, the officers were identified to be a detachment of one of the Command’s Tactical teams comprising of six (6) Police Officers led by Inspector SUNDAY AMADI who unfortunately was seen in the video assaulting the suspects with a cutlass with a ‘Cutlass’ which is not one of Police accoutrement while trying to apprehend them on 20/04/2023 at about 1400hrs.

“They have been defaulted for Discreditable/Unprofessional Conduct, Improper Dressing, Incivility to and Assaulting the duo suspects namely; Ikechukwu Ajiegbu ‘m’ and Ugochukwu Ajiegbu ‘m’ who were allegedly seen in an identified hard drug black-spot situated at Uretta, Owerri, unlawfully in possession of weeds suspected to be Cannabis Sativa and ‘Crystal  Meth’ hard drug. I.e. methamphetamine aka ‘Mpuru Mmiri’.

“While investigation continues, The Commissioner of Police, CP Mohammed Ahmed Barde PSC(+) , who is a disciplinarian and defender of fundamental human right has ordered that prompt Orderly Room Trial should commence against the erring officers and that necessary disciplinary actions be taken if found guilty.

“Members of the public are advised to remain calm as further development on the orderly room trial and disciplinary actions will be communicated back to them. ‘’


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