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Two Policemen Arrested For Searching Civilian Phones In Lagos

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The Lagos State Police Command has arrested two policemen for allegedly searching the phones of some civilians on Saturday along Osbond Way, Ikoyi

The policemen were caught on camera searching the phones of some young men under the guise of carrying out a stop and search.

The video had gone viral, prompting the state Commissioner of Police, Abiodun Alabi, to order their immediate arrest.

One of the policemen has been identified as Opeyemi Kadiri, with force number 509745.

Lagos State Police Public Relations Officer, Benjamin Hundeyin, confirmed the arrest on his official Twitter handle.

He said: “The officer who searched the civilian’s phone has been handed over to the provost for disciplinary action, pending their transfer to Force Headquarters, Abuja, for further disciplinary measures.

“The video clearly shows assault on the part of the officer. Further, it was established that there was no extortion, nor was there any arrest or detention,” he added.

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