Nnaghe Obono Itam, Commissioner of Police, Anambra State.

By Press Release

A policeman who was videoed beating up a tricyclist in Awka, Anambra State, has been identified and arrested by the Police.

Police Public Relations Officer in the State, SP Tochukwu Ikenga, said the Commissioner of Police, Nnaghe Obono Itam, has ordered disciplinary proceedings against the officer.

The officer seen in the viral video landed fist blows repeatedly on the transporter before hitting him with his rifle.

Ikenga in a press release on Tuesday 21st May said, “Anambra State Police Command wishes to let the members of the public know that the Police officers seen on a viral video assaulting a citizen have been identified and the Commissioner of Police, CP Nnaghe Obono Itam, has ordered immediate disciplinary proceedings to commence on the incident.”

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The victim of the assault has been told to come forward to help in facilitating the necessary procedures involved in the process.

According to the release, CP Itam has reiterated that the command under his watch would not tolerate any form of unprofessional conduct by police personnel and emphasized the need for Officers to be courageously calm when dealing with the civil populace especially when being provoked.

The release also urges citizens to always respect the civil authority and be law-abiding.

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