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Police Officer Caught Beating Civilian With Cutlass Dismissed – [Video]

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An officer of Nigerian Police Force seen in a viral video beating a civilian with cutlass has been relieved from service, Naija News reports.

Nigerians have expressed anger and called for justice after erring officer, PC Liyomo Okoi, was spotted in video clip which went viral on July 31, 2022.

Last week, Inspector General of Police (IGP), Usman Alkali Baba expressed interest in the case and summoned Liyomo to his office in Abuja.

In a tweet on Friday, force spokesperson, Muyiwa Adejobi, said IGP had summoned Liyomo to Abuja on Thursday and condemned him for his actions.

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See below moment PC Liyomo cutlass on civilian:

Subsequently, on Monday, Adejobi confirmed that force has fired the erring officer for his gross misconduct.

Adejobi, via his official Twitter page on Monday, wrote: “GROSS MISCONDUCT: NPF has dismissed PC LIYOMO OKOI, Force No 524503, attached to Ekori Divisional Police Headquarters, Cross River State, who was captured in a video that went viral on 31st July, 2022, where he was flogging a civilian with a cutlass.”

He confirmed that Liyomo ceased to be a member of police force with effect from today 8th August 2022.

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Adejobi urged members of the public not to have any official dealings or transactions with him henceforth.

“We will always do the needful to sanitise the NPF and uphold the standards and values of the Nigeria Police Force. Thanks,” the PPRO said.

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