The Nigerian Air Power has arrested its officers caught on tape flogging residents who defaulted the curfew imposed on Osun State.
NAF made this recognized in a collection of tweets on Wednesday titled, ‘Alleged flogging of curfew defaulters in Ilesha, Osun State’.
The Osun State Authorities had imposed a curfew on the state after hoodlums invaded services to loot COVID-19 palliatives and different objects.
In a viral video, some NAF officers had been seen flogging and meting out different corporal punishment on the defaulters.
NAF tweeted, “The eye of @NigAirForce has been drawn to a video exhibiting some personnel flogging/meting out corporal punishment on suspected hoodlums concerned in legal actions in the course of the imposed curfew in Ilesha.
“We want to inform most of the people that @NigAirForce has recognized all of the personnel concerned within the incident & positioned them on shut arrest, whereas investigation to find out their stage culpability has commenced, after which applicable disciplinary motion can be taken.
“@NigAirForce, as an expert and disciplined power, doesn’t condone such irresponsible acts & has zero tolerance for human rights violations, in no matter guise, even in opposition to suspected criminals; as all suspects are presumed harmless till confirmed responsible by a courtroom of legislation.
“The acts depicted within the video are at variance with our core values, as we place excessive premium on the rights of residents. We want to reassure that our personnel have been directed on skilled conduct to make sure safety, while remaining accountable to the Nigerian folks.”