Abuja—The Acting Inspector-General of Police (IGP) Olukayode Adeolu Egbetokun, has disbanded the Technical Police Team that ran a vehicle over a man in handcuffs in Edo State.
The incident which was caught on camera occurred in the Ekpoma area of the state last Thursday, June 29, 2023.
In the video, the handcuffed middle-aged man is seen lying on a road while a police vehicle ran over him.
A statement on Thursday, July 6, by the Force Public Relations, CSP Olumuyiwa Adejobi, said the operatives involved in the misconduct are facing disciplinary charges and administrative procedures.
“In a bold move to address the unprofessional conduct of some Police Officers attached to the Edo State Police Command who were responsible for running over a citizen at Ekpoma, the Acting Inspector-General of Police, IGP Olukayode Adeolu Egbetokun, Ph.D., NPM, has taken the decisive action of disbanding the team forthwith.
“This step aims to regularize and standardize police operations in the axis; and restore public trust in the Police Force,” the statement read.
“Additionally, the operatives involved are currently facing disciplinary charges and administrative procedures. This move underscores the commitment of the IGP to hold officers accountable for their actions which will never be tolerated in the Nigeria Police Force.
“The Inspector-General of Police reiterates his commitment to ensuring the highest standards of professionalism and ethics while urging members of the public to always cooperate with Police Officers in the discharge of their statutory duties.”