The Nigeria Police Force has excused PC Liyomo Okoi with Force No 524503, connected to Ekori Divisional Police Headquarters, Cross River State, who was caught in a video that became a web sensation on 31st July, 2022, beating a non military personnel with a blade.
An assertion delivered by the force representative, CSP Olumuyiwa Adejobi, says the official has failed to be an individual from the NPF with impact from Monday August 8.
He encouraged individuals from the public not to have any authority dealings or exchanges with him hence.
”We will always do the needful to sanitise the NPF and uphold the standards and values of the Nigeria Police Force.”he said
Adejobi added that the Inspector-General of Police, IGP Usman Alkali Baba, has expressed grave dissatisfaction at the reports of fierceness and coercion evened out against some cops by means of different grumbling channels accessible to general society, especially via virtual entertainment platform.
He added that the IGP has coordinated all supervising Commissioners of Police and Tactical/Strategic Commanders to guarantee severe oversight of their work force as additional occurrences of this nature would be seen stringently.
”The IGP has also ordered a wholistic overhauling of the Intelligence Response Team (IRT), the Special Tactical Squad (STS), and the Special Weapon and Tactics (SWAT) Units to ensure that their operations are in tandem with the purpose for their creation, and maximum effectiveness and output in line with the mandate of the IGP’s administration and public safety.
The IGP has therefore directed the Assistant Inspector-General of Police in charge of the Force Intelligence Bureau (AIG-FIB) to carry out supervisory role over the three units to ensure their operations are professional, active and productive and do not infringe on the fundamental rights of the citizenry, and other members of the public.” the statement further read