The police have confirmed the arrest of an officer caught on camera harassing a young Nigerian for being in possession of an iPhone.
A video clip posted on Twitter on Tuesday showed a young man being picked out by the police officer among other passengers inside a commercial vehicle on the highway.
The Twitter user said he shot the video, about 44 seconds, on Tuesday in Okpe, Delta State. The man, looking confused, is seen standing beside the officer who was checking through the phone.
“Two hundred and fifty thousand,” the young man is heard saying, in the video, when the officer asked him how much he bought the phone.
“No wahala! Una dey hear-am so?” the officer said in Pidgin English. “Me, wey I dey work for over 13 years now, I never see motor buy for N250,000,” the officer added, apparently suggesting the young man was living above his means of income.
Officer arrested Meanwhile, the police through its official Twitter handle on Wednesday said the officer reported to have harassed the innocent Nigerian is now in its custody.
“The Commissioner of Police, Delta State Command has confirmed that the police sergeant reported having harassed and embarrassed an innocent student is now in police custody.
“The force wishes to state that such behavioural pattern is not a true reflection of Nigeria Police Force, especially under the leadership of Inspector-General of Police, Acting IGP M.A. Adamu.”