Assaulting Policemen Is Criminal, Disrespectful To Nigeria -Force Spokesperson
The spokesperson for the Nigeria Police Force, Olumuyiwa Adejobi, has warned Nigerians to desist from assaulting policemen as, it is a criminal offence and an insult to the nation.
Adejobi said this in a statement on Monday, while reacting to a viral video of civilians dragging a loaded gun with a policeman and also rough-handling another policeman.
The spokesperson said, “Where a public officer acts contrary to the provisions of extant laws, there are channels to report such conduct and get prompt justice, particularly in the Nigeria Police Force. In the extant case, the individuals resorted to self-help and assaulted the officers, attempted to snatch the officers’ firearm, and in so doing breached the law.
“Furthermore, the Force urges the Nigerian populace not to take laws into their hands whenever they have unpleasant encounters with police officers.
“Similarly, the idea of pouncing on and beating up Law Enforcement Agents carrying out their public duty by members of the public whom they serve, is criminal and disrespectful to our beloved nation, Nigeria, and must not be allowed to exacerbate.”