The two policemen in a viral video seen fighting over in Edo state have been arrested, the Nigeria Police Force announced.
According to the Nigeria Police Force, the two policemen identified as F/NO 41112 CPL Ozimende Aidonojie and F/NO 516384 PC Salubi Stephen were arrested, detained and are currently undergoing internal disciplinary sanctions at the Edo State Police Command Headquarters after a video of them fighting went viral on social media.
See statement below.
The two policemen, F/NO 41112 CPL Ozimende Aidonojie and F/NO 516384 PC Salubi Stephen in this viral video have been identified, arrested and detained. They are currently undergoing internal disciplinary sanctions at the Edo State Police Command Headquarters.
The Force wishes to apprise the general public that this show of shame is certainly not in our character and we will not condone such indiscipline.
In the best tradition of transparency and accountability, the outcome of the trial will be made public. This, we believe, will also serve as deterrent to other police officers.
Watch the video below.
Nigerian police officers seen fighting in Ebele community, Edo state. They were reportedly fighting over a bribe. pic.twitter.com/As3VwygmgN
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