Three policemen who were reported to have suffered a suspect to harsh treatment have now received the repercussions of their deeds as they face trials.
The policemen from Bariga Division in Lagos arrested a man suspected to be a thief for having two Automated Teller Machine (ATM) Cards in his possession. As reported the young man was suspected to unfair punishment and even chained to the generator at the station.
Fortunately, a Divisional Police Officer (DPO), who was on a routine inspection at the station, discovered the dehumanising act and ordered the three officers arrested.
The state Police Commissioner, Fatai Owoseni, who frowned at unprofessional conducts by some policemen, assured the public that the directives of the Inspector General of Police, Ibrahim Idris, on international best practices for policing, would be respected.
"In view of the desire by the IGP to sanitize the force, the three policemen involved in the act are being tried and adequate disciplinary actions would be taken against them at the end of the trial. The Policemen had arrested a man for committing an offence along Bariga road. They took him to the station where he was handcuffed to a generator.
"The command frowns at any case of misconduct against any of its men. Policemen are advised to operate within the ambit of their guidelines. Anyone found wanting in the discharge of his duty would be made to face the wrath of the law.
"People who feel their rights have been trampled on should approach the various platforms for compliant and desist from self- help."