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Police reacts to viral video of officers in street fight

Police reacts to viral video of officers in street fight

The Nigerian Police Force has reacted to a viral video of two officers in a street fight, clarifying that they have been dismissed.

The police disclosed that the video was an old one which happened in 2020, involving the two officers identified as Cpl Ozimaede Aidonojie and PC Salubi Stephen both attached to the Ebele Divisional Police Headquarters in Edo State.

The Force Public Relations Officer, ACP Olumuyiwa Adejobi in a statement on Friday said the police reaffirmed its condemnation of the act.

While calling for a continuous partnership between the police and the public, the Force spokesperson added that the police remained committed to maintaining the highest standards of professionalism. 

The statement partly reads: "Upon thorough examination of the video in question, it has been confirmed that this regrettable incident occurred in the year 2020. 

"The behavior displayed by the officers during this altercation, witnessed by members of the public who had to intervene to separate them, is completely unacceptable and unbecoming of officers entrusted with upholding law and order.

"In response to this serious breach of professional ethics, both Cpl Ozimaede Aidonojie and PC Salubi Stephen have been dismissed from the Force. Their dismissal was officially communicated through a Police wireless signal with reference number CH 6450/EDS/PROV/VOL.3/188, dated April 24, 2020.

"The Nigeria Police Force wishes to reiterate its condemnation of such act in the strongest terms while assuring resolute commitment to maintaining the highest standards of professionalism and integrity among its personnel. 

"Members of the public are encouraged to continue to partner with the Force, as partnership is key to promoting accountability and transparency in the Force, as well as enhancing a safe and secure environment for all."

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