Police officer beating man with cutlass lands in Abuja

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Police officer Okoi Liyomo caught flogging a man with cutlass in Cross River State has been transferred to Abuja for trial.

The video of the policeman, using the side of a cutlass to flog a man trended on social media, leading to the police headquarters stepping into the matter.

In a tweet, the force spokesperson, Muyiwa Adejobi, said Liyomo met the IGP in Abuja on Thursday and will face trial over the incident.

“PC Okoi Liyomo, the policeman who was caught in the viral video flogging one man with a cutlass in Cross Rivers State has been brought to the Force Headquarters Abuja. He met with the IGP today. The IGP has ordered for his trial. I await the outcome of the trial.

“We will update you asap. We still reiterate our commitment to sanitising the NPF, no room for nonsense, as we will not condone any act of lawlessness, unprofessionalism, corruption, harassment and incivility.”