Lagos Takes Action On Viral Video Of Policemen Being Beaten For Stealing Phones In Computer Village

 The Lagos State Commissioner of Police, Hakeem Odumosu, has instituted an investigation into the theft allegation against two policemen captured in a viral video.


The video shows the mobile policemen being attacked for allegedly stealing mobile phones in a shop at the Computer Village, Ikeja.

The state Police Public Relations Officer, Muyiwa Adejobi, in a statement on Tuesday, said those behind the video painted the incident mischievously to ridicule the entire Nigeria Police Force.

Adejobi said, “The HP Electronics Company’s task force on piracy, in company of some police operatives, were at the shop located at No 30, Awolowo Road, Opposite Glass House, Ikeja, Lagos, on a routine operation against piracy and sub-standard products in the market when some hoodlums suddenly became violent and attacked the team.

“They went ahead by creating a scene, calling them thieves and passing uncomplimentary comments on the policemen in order to distract and halt the anti-piracy operation. The team was chased away by the hoodlums, who did not allow the operation to succeed due to their criminal tendencies.

“Without mincing words, the Lagos State Police Command wishes to clear the air and disabuse the minds of the general public that the policemen captured in the video are not thieves but operatives on official and legal operation at the Computer Village contrary to the wrong impression painted by the originators of the fake video on social media.

“Premised on this, the CP has ordered the State Criminal Investigation Department to investigate the theft allegation and attacks on the policemen and the team, which will be the third of its kind in recent times in the same Computer Village.”


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