The Lagos State Police Command has announced that it will carry out an investigation into a viral video showing some officers molesting a popular comedian, Debo Adebayo, popularly known as Mr Macaroni and other protesters arrested at Lekki on Saturday, February 13.
This was contained in a statement released on Sunday by the spokesperson of the Lagos police, Olumuyiwa Adejobi.
Reporters At Large earlier reported Mr Macaroni’s experience with the Nigerian Police after he was arrested, along with other protesters, over an attempt to protest the reopening of the Lekki tollgate.
Me Macaroni, who was also very active during the #EndSARS campaign in October of 2020 said in a video he uploaded on his Facebook that “The country’s current situation is a ‘deep shit’, everyone is scared for their lives. When we were picked up, we were taken to Adeniji, we were beaten and stripped naked,” he said.
Mr Adejobi said the Commissioner of Police, Hakeem Odumosu, has condemned the molestation of the protesters which was shown in a viral video and promised an immediate investigation.
“The attention of the Lagos State Police Command has been drawn to a viral video where some arrested ‘Endsars protesters’ were being molested in a bus by some individuals after their arrest.
“The Commissioner of Police, Lagos State, CP Hakeem Odumosu, who was piqued by this unprofessional and inhuman act, has ordered the Deputy Commissioner of Police, State CID, Panti, DCP Adegoke Fayoade, to analyse the video and bring to book whoever that must have been responsible for the act,” the spokesperson said in a statement.
Reporters At Large earlier reported how some of the protesters arrested at Lekki Tollgate were stripped off their clothes, with some having marks on their bodies due to harassment by police officers.