The Enugu Police Command has directed that a police officer who was seen beating a woman in a viral video be probed and sanctioned as soon as possible.

A police officer is caught on camera assaulting a woman and refers to her as “Ashawo” (VIDEO)



In a video that has gone viral on social media, a police officer is shown verbally assaulting a woman whom he refers to as an ashawo – prostitute.

While other officers held him back, the officer continued to physically assault the woman, striking her on the head twice with slaps.

Watch the video below to learn more.

According to ASP Daniel Ndukwe, the command’s spokesperson, Commissioner of Police Abubakar Lawal has ordered a quick inquiry and discipline of the police officer involved.

“In the meantime, the said woman and eyewitnesses to the event have been urged to come to the State CID Enugu to volunteer their testimonies so that the investigation may be completed meticulously and quickly.

“Also, residents of the State have been enjoined to promptly report Police Officers of the Command found conducting themselves in an unprofessional manner to the nearest Police Station or by calling the Command’s emergency hotlines on 08032003702, 08075390883, 08086671202 or 08098880172. Or alternatively send an Email to: contact042ppro@gmail.com”

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