IGP says trending video of inhuman treatment by security officer not in Nigeria

Inhuman treatment

MOHAMMED Adamu, Nigeria’s inspector general of police, has discredited a video of a security man dehumanizing another person stating that it did not happen in Nigeria.

Adamu disowned the viral video in a statement which was made available to Realnews on Monday, July 13by Frank Mba, Force public relations officer. It stated that the attention of the police had been drawn to the 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 video, the security officer was seen stamping his feet on the neck and head of a man lying helplessly on the floor. The Force condemns the act. It has however painstakingly fact-checked and examined the video and hereby states that the incident did not take place anywhere or at any time in Nigeria.

“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; Although the man in uniform looks like a private security guard that can be found anywhere, he is certainly not personnel of the Nigeria Police Force. Also, the background language in the video is not any of the known Nigerian languages.

“Meanwhile, the Inspector General of Police, IGP M.A Adamu, NPM, mni calls on citizens to discountenance the video as clear mischief ostensibly orchestrated to stir up ill-feelings towards security agencies in Nigeria. He assures of the commitment of the Nigeria Police Force to always respect and uphold the rights of the citizenry.”

– Jul. 13, 2020 @ 17:45 GMT |

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