The Kogi State Police Command said it has commenced investigations into a trending video where its personnel extort a traveller while another person was assaulted.
The Command’s Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), William Ovye Aya, in a statement yesterday said the men were attached to Adogo Division.
While on patrol duty along Adogo-Okene road, they reportedly extorted the sum of N25,000 from a traveller while another was physically assaulted by one of the men in uniform.
“The Commissioner of Police, Kogi State Police Command, Idrisu Dauda Dabban, while condemning the incident, noted that the Police officers have been identified and detained at the State Criminal Investigations Department. “The officers are: ASP Isah Barnabas, Inspector Ifediegwu Godwin, Sgt Emmanuel Ochima and CPL Umameh Mathias who physically assaulted one of the travellers.
“The Assistant Superintendent of Police (ASP) has been issued an official query while the three (3) other junior officers are currently undergoing orderly room trial (Police internal disciplinary actions).
“The CP further noted that the Command is doing its best to establish contact with the victims.
“He enjoined the victims to reach out to the Command thorough 08107899269.
“He assured that any of the officers found wanting in the investigations would be dealt with accordingly,” the statement said.
The video of the assault went viral on Sunday morning.
It was shot by one of the passengers in the bus the victims were travelling in.