BY VICTOR BUORO, ABUJA – The Inspector General of Police (IGP) Mohammed Adamu has said that the trending video showing a security officer meting out inhuman treatment to a man in clear violation of his rights, dignity and freedom, did not take place anywhere or at any time in Nigeria.
IGP Adamu therefore called on citizens to discountenance the video as a clear mischief ostensibly orchestrated to stir up ill-feelings towards security agencies in Nigeria.
He explained that a critical look at the video indicated that the vehicles on the scene are neither common vehicles used in Nigeria nor are the number plates of Nigerian pattern.
Adamu further said that, 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.
He further said; “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.
“Also, the background language in the video is not any of the known Nigerian languages”.
The IGP stated this in a statement by the Force Public Relations Officer, DCP Frank Mba while reacting to a viral video credited to “@NigeriaDream”.
In the video, the security officer was seen stamping his feet on the neck and head of a man lying helplessly on the floor.
Adamu assured of the commitment of the Nigeria Police Force to always respect and uphold the rights of the citizenry.