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Police officers filmed flogging man with machete [video]

Police officers in Aba, Abia State, have been caught on camera using a machete to flog a resident.

A video posted on Twitter, on Tuesday, by Harrison (@harrisonmbamara), showed four police officers forcing a man and a woman to do ‘frog jumps’ in the middle of a quiet road.

The man was later asked to lie down on the tarred road, while an officer used a machete to flog him repeatedly.

The officers could be heard, from the clip, shouting at their victims who appeared helpless.

It is unclear why the two were being punished.

But from the voices from the background, from the people who were doing the secret recording, it appeared the assault was linked to the Tuesday attack on a police station in the city.

Meanwhile, the Abia State Government, through its Commissioner for Information, John Kalu, has also reacted to the video.

“While we sympathise with the Police over the cowardly attack by yet to be identified hoodlums, we will not tolerate acts of brutality against innocent Abians and residents.

“The state government will investigate the authenticity of the video with a view to punishing whoever is found to have unleashed brutality on innocent citizens.

“We call on the police not to succumb to the temptation to engage in knee jerk response but to painstakingly identify the culprits and bring them to justice,” Mr Kalu told Premium Times, Tuesday.

Watch the video below:

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