In a statement released by Frank Mba, the Force Public Relations Officer, on his website, www.frankmba.com, the police PRO affirmed that the officer, Cpl Muhammed Nasir with Force Number, 229057, has been arrested.
“In reaction to the video clip on YouTube depicting a police officer beating up a woman which has raised a lot of questions by the public demanding that justice be meted on the culprit, The Police Public Relations officers have followed up on the issue,” a statement by the police force read in part.
“Upon viewing the video, the Commissioner of Police swiftly set up a team and arrested a Policeman by name Cpl Muhammed Nasir with Force Number 229057 who is believed to have been the one on the alleged video clip. The Officer is currently in Police custody as investigation has commenced and the outcome would be made public.”
He added that: “The Commissioner of Police wishes to assure Lagosians that a thorough investigation would be conducted as we are betrothed with protection of life of every citizen, not only that, the Nigeria Police Force is committed to exhibiting high sense of professionalism and respect to rule of law which is in accordance with the IGP’S code of conduct for Officers.”