Yesterday, a shocking video showing a police officer attacking a young lady who refused to allow him search her bag filled with her panties surfaced online. The police officers had stopped a commercial bus the lady was in and insisted they must search every bag in the bus.
The young lady refused to allow them search one of her bags because it contained her panties. The officer was seen attacking the lady while raining abusive words on her.
The Police Public Complaint Rapid Response unit has now issued a statement saying an investigation has been launched into the matter.
Read the statement below
PCRRU LAUNCH INVESTIGATION AFTER A VIDEO CAPTIONED “WE ARE NOT EVEN SAFE WITH THE POLICE” WAS POSTED ON SOCIAL MEDIA
The video of an altercation between a Police Mobile Force officer and a lady said to have occurred on 23.05.2018 along Mercy land road Warri, Delta State and circulating on social media has been brought to our attention.
The Public Complaint Rapid Response Unit (PCRRU) have commenced an investigation and would like to speak with the lady involved and witnesses.Please quote #PCRRU673916 when you call any of our phone lines in respect of this matter.
Members of the public are once again reminded that police officers doesn’t require search warrant to conduct a search on them or their luggage when accosted on public highways/roads. Citizens are also enjoined to be patience and obey simple police instructions during stop and search.
PCRRU is available 24/7 via; Calls Only: 0805 700 0001, 0805 700 0002 | SMS and WhatsApp Only: 0805 700 0003 BBM: 58A2B5DE | Twitter:@PoliceNG_PCRRU |Facebook: www.facebook.com/PolicePCRRU | Email:[email protected] OR [email protected] | Website: www.npf.gov.ng/complaint
ACP ABAYOMI SHOGUNLE
ASSISTANT COMMISSIONER OF POLICE,
PUBLIC COMPLAINT RAPID RESPONSE UNIT (PCRRU),
WE ARE NOT EVEN SAFE WITH THE POLICE… This happened right now on my way to Benin,after the Army check point close to mercy land, police stopped our bus and asked this innocent looking guy n fine girl to come down, searched d guy from head to toe and even searched his phone…. Then searched the girl’s handbag and asked her to pour the content of her travelling bag on the floor (grass), when she insisted that it’s just her pant, clothes and cosmetics that is inside, he started harassing her and insulting her and saying we the passengers are not going anywhere admits our pleadings….. She finally poured the clothes on the floor and insisted that she cannot pour her pant on the floor, then he said the he was no longer looking at it again that we should wait and that she is too small and ugly to be talking to her, before we knew he started slapping her and even raised gun on her.. We couldn’t get the full video because some people were saying they will seize our phones….