The Police at Force headquarters has on Monday denied that trending video showing a Police Officer standing on the head of a suspected offender, emanated or contained a scene in Nigeria.
DCP Frank Mba, the Force Public Relations Officer, disclosed this in a statement made available to iBrandTV.
The Police PRO, urged citizens to ignore claims that the incident happened in Nigeria as forensic analysis has proved it was not Nigerian Police personnel that was involved.
According to him, “The attention of the Nigeria Police Force has been drawn to a viral video credited to “@NigeriaDream”, showing a security officer meting out inhuman treatment to a man in clear violation of his rights, dignity and freedom.
“In the video, the security officer was seen stamping his feet on the neck and head of a man lying helplessly on the floor. The Force condemns the act.
“It has however painstakingly fact-checked and examined the video and hereby states that the incident did not take place anywhere or at any time in Nigeria.
“A critical look at the video indicates that – the vehicles on the scene are neither common vehicles used in Nigeria nor are the number plates of Nigerian pattern;
“Although the man in uniform looks like a private security guard that can be found anywhere, he is certainly not a personnel of the Nigeria Police Force.
“Also, the background language in the video is not any of the known Nigerian languages.
“Meanwhile, the Inspector General of Police, IGP M.A Adamu calls on citizens to discountenance the video as a clear mischief ostensibly orchestrated to stir up ill-feelings towards security agencies in Nigeria.
“He assures of the commitment of the Nigeria Police Force to always respect and uphold the rights of the citizenry.”