The Commissioner of Police in Lagos State, Idowu Owohunwa, on Thursday visited a commercial motorcyclist who was assaulted by police operatives until blood gushed from his head.
The assault on the motorcyclist by the policemen took place at Abule Egba area of Lagos State on Wednesday.
Owohunwa condemned the excessive use of force by the policemen in enforcing existing ban on use of commercial motorcycles in some parts of Lagos State.
He assured members of the public that disciplinary measures already initiated against the men would be brought to a logical conclusion and the outcome made public.
“The Command will continue to ensure that the rule of law is upheld while not relenting in enforcing the laws of the land,” he said.
The News Agency of Nigeria reports that family members of the motorcyclist and leadership of his community at Abattoir Market, Agege received Owohunwa and commended his visit.
A viral video showed police operatives hitting the motorcyclist with sticks in an attempt to seize his motorcycle around Ogundele Street in the Abule Egba area of Lagos.
The motorcyclist resisted the attempt by the police operatives to take his motorcycle away, but he was overpowered by the policemen.
The police operatives fled the scene after inflicting the motorcyclist with the injury.
One of them fled in a commercial tricycle.