The Inspector General Of Police, IGP Adamu Mohammad, has distanced the Nigeria Police Force from any involvement in the trending video on Inhuman treatment by an unidentified Security Officer, Saying the incident did not happen in Nigeria.
In a statement signed by DCP Frank MBA, the Police Force Public Relations Officer, stated thus: “The attention of the Nigeria Police Force has been drawn to a viral video credited to “@NigeriaDream”, showing a security officer meting out inhuman treatment to a man in clear violation of his rights, dignity and freedom.
In the said video, the security officer was seen stamping his feet on the neck and head of a man lying helplessly on the floor. DCP Mba, said that the Force condemns the act and had ” painstakingly fact-checked and examined the video and hereby states that the incident did not take place anywhere or at any time in Nigeria.”
According to him, “A critical look at the video indicates that – the vehicles on the scene are neither common vehicles used in Nigeria nor are the number plates of Nigerian pattern”.
Emphasizing, the FPRO , said “Although the man in uniform looks like a private security guard that can be found anywhere, he is certainly not a personnel of the Nigeria Police Force. Also, the background language in the video is not any of the known Nigerian languages.”
Meanwhile, Mba, said that the IGP Adamu, has called on citizens to discountenance the video , adding that it was a clear mischief, ostensibly orchestrated to stir up ill-feelings towards security agencies in Nigeria.
He was however said to have assured commitment of the Nigeria Police Force to always respect and uphold the rights of the citizenry.