Men of the Nigerian Police Force have arrested Revolution Now protesters in Lagos on Thursday.
The Revolution Now protesters who stormed Ojota and Maryland axis were on their way home when a group of armed police officers attacked them.
A PUNCH photojournalist identified as Kayode Jaiyeola who was covering the event, was brutalized in the process.
Jaiyeola was beaten with a baton which left him bleeding on the head.
Lagos state commissioner of police, Hakeem Odumosu apologized and condemned the act, describing it as an act of irresponsibility. He noted that the police officer involved has been arrested and disarmed.
“The man that was doing his lawful duty and the police assaulted him, we will take care of it. Once again, apologies for that,” Odumosu said.
“But you know me, I don’t tolerate all these things and will never. There is no reason to justify what the police did. What he did was an assault, brutality, and incivility. I won’t cover that.
“Be rest assured he will face disciplinary action.”
Furthermore, he assured that the medical bill of the journalist will be taken care of by the police.