Acting Inspector-General of Police, Olukayode Egbetokun, on Thursday, disbanded the police team that ran over a man in Edo State.
On Thursday last week, some police officers drove a Sienna vehicle over a handcuffed man lying on the ground and writhing in pains, in Ekpoma, Edo State.
The victim was handcuffed by a team of officers attached to the Ekpoma Police Division over his refusal to allow them go through his mobile phones.
The incident sparked outrage on social media.
Force Public Relations Officer, Olumuyiwa Adejobi, had disclosed that the police officers involved in the incident were summoned to the Force Headquarters in Abuja.
The FPRO while giving an update on the development, said in a statement on Thursday that the officers are currently facing disciplinary charges.
He added that the Force would not tolerate misconduct from its officers.
The statement read, “The Acting Inspector-General of Police, Olukayode Adeolu Egbetokun, has taken the decisive action of disbanding the team forthwith.
“This step aims to regularize and standardize police operations in the axis; and restore public trust in the Police Force.
“Additionally, the operatives involved are currently facing disciplinary charges and administrative procedures.
“This move underscores the commitment of the IGP to hold officers accountable for their actions, which will never be tolerated in the Nigeria Police Force.
“The Inspector-General of Police reiterates his commitment to ensuring the highest standards of professionalism and ethics, while urging members of the public to always cooperate with police officers in the discharge of their statutory duties.”