Police launch investigation into family allegedly brutalised by officers

The police in Lagos have launched an “in-depth” investigation into alleged brutality perpetrated by its officers, an official has said.

Benjamin Hundeyin, the police spokesperson in the state, said this in a Twitter post on Tuesday.

“The entire family is at the Police Headquarters as I tweet this (I won’t post their picture for their privacy). The DPO and another officer involved are also here,” he tweeted.

“The X-Squad department of the Command has commenced in-depth investigations.”

The police did not deny the incident.

‘Brutality’

According to SaharaReporters newspaper, some police officers attached to the Igando Division detained and brutalised a family of six, including an 11-month-old child.

The family also said the police officers arraigned them to cover up the torture they meted to them.

Recounting the incident, Happiness Liberty, said that on 11th September, they were returning from church in the evening when a commercial motorcycle also called…

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