Three policemen attached to the Bariga Police Division of the Lagos State Command have been arrested for allegedly handcuffing a man to a power generating set at the premises of the station.
The errant policemen led by an inspector are currently facing orderly room trial and they might lose up losing their jobs if found guilty by the panel.
It was gathered that the policemen arrested a suspect along Bariga road on July 16, 2017, and chained him to a functional generator instead of handing him over to the station officer to collect his statement.
Hours after he was â€œinhumanlyâ€ chained, he was fortunately discovered by the Divisional Police Officer (DPO) who was on routine inspection tour of the division.
On sighting the suspect, the DPO made inquiries to identify those behind the â€œdastardly actâ€ and he consequently ordered for their detention.
The Lagos State Commissioner of Police, Fatai Owoseni, who confirmed the arrest, said the policemen were being tried in accordance with the extant rules regulating the activities of policemen.
He said: â€œIn view of the desire by the Inspector General of Police (IG), Ibrahim Idris, to sanitise the force, the three policemen involved in the act are being tried and adequate disciplinary action will be taken against them at the end of the trial.
â€œThe policemen had arrested a man for committing an offence along Bariga road. They took him to the station where he was handcuffed to a generator.
â€œThe command frowns at any case of misconduct against any of its men. Policemen are advised to operate within the ambit of their guidelines. Anyone found wanting in the discharge of his duty will be made to face the wrath of the law.â€
Owoseni, who also gave the crime statistics in the state within the last two weeks, said about 53 armed robbery suspects as well as 12 suspected members of different notorious cult gangs were also arrested.
He said about 10 various types of guns, 13 rounds of live ammunition and 30 vehicles were also recovered from various criminal gangs in the metropolis.