NIGERIAN AIR FORCE ARREST OFFICERS WHO FLOGGED CURFEW DEFAULTERS IN ILESA, OSUN STATE (VIDEO)
The Nigerian Air Force has arrested its officers who flogged and brutalized curfew defaulters in Ilesa, Osun State, on Tuesday, October 27.
Recall, Osun State Governor, Gboyega Oyetola on October 24, imposed a 24-hour curfew on the State, which is still in effect.
The Governor noted that the development was necessitated following the looting of Government and Private properties by hoodlums.
In a statement released on Wednesday, October 28, the NAF said it does not condole such "irresponsible acts and has zero tolerance for human rights violations".
In a video captured online, the armed officers ensuring the strict compliance of the curfew, were seen flogging "suspected hoodlums" involved in criminal activities at the Oke Omiru Junction of Ilesa.
While condemning the act, the NAF said it has identified all the personnel involved in the incident and placed them on close arrest, while investigation to determine their level culpability has commenced, after which appropriate disciplinary action will be taken.
The NAF added that as a professional and disciplined force, it does not condone such irresponsible acts and has zero tolerance for human rights violations, in whatever guise, "even against suspected criminals; as all suspects are presumed innocent until proven guilty by a court of law.
"The acts depicted in the video are at variance with our core values, as we place high premium on the rights of citizens. We wish to reassure that our personnel have been directed on professional conduct to ensure security, whilst remaining accountable to the Nigerian people," it said.