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IGP Orders Investigation Into Alleged Torture Of Lagos Couple

The attention of the Police High Command has been drawn to a viral media story alleging Police incivility to a couple in Ikoyi, Lagos.

The Inspector-General of Police, Suleiman Abba, has ordered a full scale investigation into the alleged torture of a couple in Lagos by some police officer.

According to Force Police Public Relations Officer (FPPRO), acting Commissioner of Police Emmanuel Ojukwu, the IGP ordered investigation into the matter in line with his avowed commitment to protect and uphold the Human Rights of all Nigerians and residents therein.

“The officer involved has been identified and is already undergoing administrative trial. All other officers whose conduct did not speak well on the incident are also being sanctioned, preparatory to further necessary action,” the statement said.

The IGP further reiterated the determination of the Force to abide by the contents of the newly launched NPF Human Rights Practice Manual, stressing that no abuse of human rights will be tolerated in the Force.

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