Odubunmi Opeoluwa, one of our readers, has just sent us a picture of a police officer who she said assaulted her and her dad on Tuesday morning.
Ms. Opeoluwa, who tweets using the handle @horpeesy, did not say where the assault took place and what led to the face-off between her and the officer.
We are unable to independently verify her claim against the police officer, but we urge the police authorities to investigate.
The Inspector General of Police, Solomon Arase, had said on assumption of office on April 22 that he would preside over a force that would respect the human rights of citizens.
“Let me end this inaugural address by assuring the citizens that I am mindful of their yearnings for a policing system that will not only assure them of their safety, but treat them with civility and hold their human rights sacred,” Mr. Arase had said.
“While I promise on behalf of officers of the Force that I will provide leadership to meet this deserved aspirations, I also call on the citizens to change their mind sets and be prepared to work with their police in the interest of community safety and national security.”