The Lagos State Police Commanded has reacted to the allegation of brutality by some officers during an arrest as seen in a viral video.
The police said the video had been edited to remove the part which shows the arrested suspect hurling insults at the officers.
According to a statement by the Public Relations Officer in the command, SP Olumuyiwa Adejobi, the video is aimed at tarnishing the effort of officers maintaining law and order.
“Inumanu with two other team members were deployed on a routine Stop and Search duty on Sept. 18 at Isuti Road in Egan area, Lagos State.
“The team sighted two nervous young men who took to their heels. They were chased and one Stephen Ade, 28, was arrested while his partner escaped with a micro wallet.
“Ade, practically refused arrest as captured in the video but was subdued with the aid of members of the public using minimal force, without assault from the arm bearing Inspector,” he said.