The Lagos state Commissioner of Police, Hakeem Odumosu has apologised to journalists over the attack on a photojournalist with The Punch, Kayode Jaiyeola, describing the incident as “irresponsible act.”
Jaiyeola, who was covering the #RevolutionNow protest in the state was brutalised by a police officer on Thursday.
Jaiyeola was beaten with a baton which left him bleeding on the head.
But Odumosu said the 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.
“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,” Odumosu said.
He added that the medical bill of the journalist will be taken care of by the police.
Meanwhile, no fewer than eight persons were arrested when security operatives disrupted the #RevolutionNow protest in Lagos.
The protesters, who stormed Ojota and Maryland axis of the state, marched through the streets demanding a better society.
The citizens were on their way home when a group of armed police officers attacked them.