IGP Usman Alkali Baba, the Inspector-General of Police, has directed the Commissioner of Police, Kogi State Command, to conduct separate investigations into the incident featured in a viral video.
The footage captures the moment a police officer hit a commercial bus passenger.
A number of police officers stopped the commercial bus to conduct a search, according to the individual who filmed the incident and published it online.
During their investigation, they discovered a laptop on a man who claimed to be a student who used it for his homework. The police, he alleged, did not trust the student and wanted a payment of N25,000.
According to the man, the officers led the student to a point-of-sale operator and forced him to withdraw N25,000, which he then handed over to them because they didn’t want it moved to any of their accounts for detection purposes.
When one of the passengers frowned at the cop for corking his gun, the guy claimed that the officer became enraged and smacked him, threatening that if he corked his gun, nothing would happen. According to the man, the police officer threatened that if they did not take precautions, blood would flow.
The Nigerian police spokesperson, Frank Mba, said in a statement that the police chief has ordered an investigation into the situation.
”The IGP calls for calm, noting that at the end of the investigations, justice will be done to the victim of the incident and police personnel found guilty, brought to book.”the statement in part read