A man identified as Nengi has taken to his social media to cry out in pains after an officer of the Nigerian police force allegedly slapped him.
According to the video shared by Nengi, claimed an policeman in a white attire slapped him for doing nothing. He further added, he was slapped for talking to a girl he newly met.
Sharing the video, Nengi wrote; ‘‘So I was just standing trying to get something from a food vendor and then the police officer on white walked to me and said I should leave the girl I was talking with and I asked him why and then he slapped me and told me to get out on trying to inquiry what I did wrong they started beating me up I’m currently at rumuodumaya police station where it happened.”
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Meanwhile, the Nigerian Army in a statement on Tuesday by its spokesperson, Brigadier-General Mohammed Yerima said the killing of the fruit seller was regrettable and condemned.
Though he didn’t reveal the identity of the soldier involved in the saga, Yerima noted that the matter is already under investigation and justice will be served.
He also commiserated with the family of the dead fruit seller.
According to him, “The army wishes to state that the sad incident is quite regrettable and it condoles with the family of the deceased.
“It is worthy of note that the General Officer Commanding 8 Division, Maj Gen Usman Yusuf, has since commissioned an investigation to unravel the circumstances that led to the altercations which eventually claimed one life as efforts are ongoing to arrest the perpetrator.
“The army wishes to state clearly that, the alleged perpetrator, once identified will be subjected to a thorough investigation and if found wanting, will be made to face the full wrath of the law in accordance with extant provisions.”