The six policemen who were seen in a viral video assaulting two students of Imo State University, IMSU, are now facing an orderly room trial.
According to the Police Public Relations Officer of Imo State, ASP Henry Okoye made this known to journalists in Owerri on Friday night.
ASP Okoye said the cops have been identified and are now facing disciplinary actions.
“Upon diligent observation of this viral obscene video, the officers were identified to be a detachment of one of the Command’s Tactical teams comprising of six (6) Police Officers led by Inspector SUNDAY AMADI who unfortunately was seen in the video assaulting the suspects with a cutlass with a ‘Cutlass’ which is not one of Police accoutrement while trying to apprehend them on 20/04/2023 at about 1400hrs.
“They have defaulted for Discreditable/Unprofessional Conduct, Improper Dressing, Incivility to and Assaulting the duo suspects namely; Ikechukwu Ajiegbu ‘m’ and Ugochukwu Ajiegbu ‘m’ who were allegedly seen in an identified hard drug black-spot situated at Uretta, Owerri, unlawfully in possession of weeds suspected to be Cannabis Sativa and ‘Crystal Meth’ hard drug. I.e. methamphetamine aka ‘Mpuru Mmiri’.
“While the investigation continues, The Commissioner of Police, CP Mohammed Ahmed Barde PSC(+), who is a disciplinarian and defender of fundamental human right has ordered that prompt Orderly Room Trial should commence against the erring officers and that necessary disciplinary actions be taken if found guilty.
“Members of the public are advised to remain calm as further development on the orderly room trial and disciplinary actions will be communicated back to them”, he stated.