The Governor of Lagos State, Sanwo-Olu has lauded ASP Sunday Erhabor for showing professionalism though he was assaulted a traffic offender.
On Saturday, April 17, a video making rounds on social media captured the moment one Victor Ebhomenyen assaulted the policeman linked to the Rapid Response Squad (RRS) at Four Point Sheraton Hotel, Oniru.
However, the policeman armed with his AK 47 rifle didn’t counteract to the provocations from Ebhomenyen. He displayed high level of professionalism though he suffered severe bodily injuries.
Governor Sanwo-Olu intimated that gesture ASP Erhabor portrayed despite being assaulted is a testimonial and encouragement for other officers to show that they can also act calm and restrained themselves during provocations from suspected offenders.
He said this at the Lagos House, Ikeja on Monday, April 19.
“This is our own little response to the very condemnable events that happened over the weekend. We are all very quick to condemn men of the Nigeria Police, especially when they are found wanting. We are always very quick to also admonish them. But the event that we all saw over the weekend showed that indeed there are some very commendable Police officers.
“In the real heat of provocation, ASP Erhabor displayed high quality of restraint. He displayed calmness and restrained himself from taking laws into his hands. And I think for that little gesture, it is important for us to bring him out so that we also can use him as a testimonial and encouragement for other Police officers to show that indeed they can be civil and that Police are meant to protect our citizens.”
According to reports, a sum of N500,000 was raised Nigerians to laud the police officer for his high level of professional conduct.
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