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Acting IGP summons officers who ran over handcuffed man in Edo

The acting inspector-general of police (IGP), Olukayode Egbetokun, has summoned policemen detained for allegedly running over a man in handcuffs to the Force Headquarters in Abuja.

This comes following the outrage that trailed a viral video showing some police officers running over a handcuffed man with a Sienna vehicle on Thursday in Ekpoma, Edo state.

According to reports, the victim was handcuffed by a team of officers attached to the Ekpoma police division over his refusal to allow them to go through his mobile phones.

But in a statement by Force spokesperson Muyiwa Adejobi, the erring officers are expected to report to Force Headquarters on Monday.

The statement read, “The acting IGP has condemned the disturbing incident where a police team ran a vehicle over a citizen on Thursday, June 29, 2023, at Ekpoma, Edo State.

“The IGP has, therefore, directed the erring policemen, who have been in detention in Edo State, to report to the Force Headquarters Abuja on Monday for further action.’”

He urged residents to be calm, assuring them that the Force would not tolerate unprofessional conduct from its men.

“Members of the public, particularly the people of Ekpoma, are implored to remain calm as the present leadership of the NPF will not condone such an act of unprofessionalism and illegality,” he said.

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