IGP reacts to viral video of Deputy Commissioner of Police in Bayelsa being manhandled over elections


The Inspector General of Police, Ag. IGP M.A Adamu, has decried the attack on a Deputy Commissioner of Police in Brass, Bayelsa State, yesterday, Sunday, 24th February, 2019 and has ordered for the immediate arrest, comprehensive investigation and diligent prosecution of persons involved, no matter their positions in society.

In a statement released today, the police boss who described the incident as unwarranted and unprovoked, warns that under his watch, such brazen acts of impunity will not be condoned.

In a related incident, Five (5) male suspects have been arrested in Umuahia, Abia State over an attack on a Deputy Superintendent of Police (DSP) who was patriotically defending the sanctity of the electoral system at a Collation Centre in Umuahia.

The remaining part of the statement reads

These attacks have once again highlighted the risks and hazards inherent in policing our clime, and the need for stakeholders and government at all levels to continue to support the officers and men of the Force in the discharge of their responsibilities.

Meanwhile, the IGP has commended all Nigerians, whom, by their words and actions, have clearly identified with the Force by denouncing these barbaric and uncivilized actions against Police Officers performing their legitimate duties. The IGP reassures the public that the two Officers are safe and in good health and are not under any form of unlawful restraint or detention.