The Nigerian Police Force has announced the arrest of two policemen for fighting in Edo State. The arrest was effected after footage of the scuffle was published on social media by an eyewitness.
In a statement on Thursday night, made available to POLITICS NIGERIA, both officers are currently disciplinary action. The men, reportedly from Ebelle Police division in Igueben LGA of Edo state, were seen in the footage exchanging serious punches with each other as pedestrians battled to separate them.
“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.” the statement read.