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Shock as Policemen chain suspect to generator over ATM card in Bariga

Three policemen attached to the Bariga Police Division, Lagos State, have been detained for allegedly chaining a suspect to a generator at the station.

Although the identities of the erring cops were not disclosed, they were said to be facing orderly room trial for the misconduct.

It was learnt that the three policemen arrested the unidentified suspect on Sunday, July 16, 2017 in the Bariga area. During the arrest, they reportedly found two Automated Teller Machine cards on him and alleged that one of the cards did not belong to him.

They took the man to the station and handcuffed him to a generator at a corner on the premises.

The three officers were however summoned by the Divisional Police Officer after the suspect was discovered during a routine inspection of the premises.

“They arrested the suspect for being in possession of two ATM cards, one of which does not belong to him. While trying to interrogate him, they became overzealous and handcuffed him to the generator. It was the DPO who caught them” the source said.

Commenting on the incident, the state Commissioner of Police, Fatai Owoseni, said the policemen would be sanctioned to serve as a deterrent to others.

“The attention of the command has been drawn to the conduct of the policemen. They have been identified and are being taken through the normal disciplinary process,” he said