The Commissioner of Police, Enugu State Command, CP Abubakar Lawal, has ordered the Deputy Commissioner of Police in charge of the State CID Enugu, to conduct a thorough and conclusive investigation into the story making the rounds on social media and blogs, alleging that an Assistant Commissioner of Police and Area Commander in-charge of Enugu Metro Area Command, ACP Oluseyi Okenla, physically assaulted a female Police Officer, identified as Sergeant Helen Onoja, for no justifiable reasons.
According to online reports, Helen, a nursing mother, was allegedly assaulted by the officer for ”wanting to use the toilet”. It was also alleged that the female officer was detained for several hours on the order of the power-drunk senior police officer.
A statement released by DSP Daniel Ndukwe says the investigation is in view of establishing the facts surrounding the allegations and apportioning appropriate disciplinary sanctions on whoever is found culpable.
Ndukwe said the CP, while reassuring the general public that no stone will be left unturned in getting to the root of the matter and meting out appropriate sanctions, notes that the Nigeria Police Force remains a regimented and disciplined Agency of Government that has stopped at nothing to subject its personnel (male or female, or of senior or junior rank) to extant disciplinary codes, processes and punishments whenever they erred.
The police spokesperson added that consequently, the Commissioner has enjoined the general public to avoid creating and/or peddling skewed narratives over the incident as alleged, while urging all and sundry to count on the Command to activate the investigative and internal disciplinary mechanisms of the Nigeria Police Force to ensure that justice prevails.