The Lagos Police command spokesperson, SP Benjamin Hundeyin, has disclosed that the officer who was captured on camera asking a Nigerian man to open his phone for a search has been invited by the commission for questioning.
The video showed the officer in a confrontation with a Nigerian man who refused to open his phone for the officer.
The Nigerian man insisted that the Inspector General of Police has said that no officer has a right to search phones. The officer felt slighted by the Nigerian man’s refusal and an argument ensued between them.
A Twitter user who shared the video wrote
”Is there anything new under the sun? My friend was harassed by the police today while he was on his way for a photo shoot.”
Reacting to the video, Hundeyin wrote;
”These ‘isolenu’ officer, serving in Dolphin Division, has been identified (excuse my code-mixing). He is reporting at the Headquarters tomorrow. I’ll provide updates.”