Police dismiss officer filmed beating man with machete

NEWS DIGEST – The Nigeria Police Force has dismissed one PC Okoi Liyomo with Force No. 524503 who was caught on camera beating a man with a machete at Ekori in Cross River.

The police spokesperson in the state, DSP Irene Ugbo, in a statement on Friday, said the dismissal was to serve as deterrent to errant others.

Mrs Ugbo said police operatives who went beyond their brief of protecting lives and property would have themselves to blame.

“What just happened was a clear indication that we are ready to punish errant officers regardless of who brought them into the police force.

“Such disciplinary measures will continue within the force. I urge police officers to discharge their duties in consideration of the oath they took to protect the lives and properties of Nigerians,’’ she said.

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