Police detain four officers for assaulting woman in Rivers
The Nigeria Police has arrested four officers involved in the assault of a woman in a viral video.
The video shared on social media on Friday, showed a woman shouting at some armed policemen on a highway and accusing them of injuring her sister, who in the video, could be seen with bleeding lips.
The unnamed woman, while accusing the officer said, “This is the Nigerian Police. Look at my sister’s mouth. Policemen gave my sister beta injury, and you are here making a video of me. After giving my sister an injury, did you see anything in my sister’s bag? Never.”
However, the police in a statement on its X handle on Monday disclosed that the officers have been identified and are now in custody.
The police assured that it would ensure a fair and thorough examination of the matter while urging the lady in the video to come and share her side of the story to ensure transparency.
The statement by the police read, “We want to inform our esteemed friends that the police officers allegedly involved in the incident from the video have been identified and are now in custody as part of our ongoing investigation. We are committed to ensuring a fair and thorough examination of this matter.
“However, to ensure transparency and gather all perspectives, we urgently request the lady seen in the video to please come forward and share her side of the story. Your input is crucial in helping us understand the situation fully. Your safety and well-being are our top priorities. Please contact @PoliceNG_Rivers or 08036219523 or simply visit Rivers State Police Headquarters to provide your own account and any other relevant information,” it added.
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