The National Youth Service (NYS) has taken action following a viral clip of two servicemen assaulting a civilian.
Action after NYS servicemen caught on camera assaulting a civilian
The two were captured beating a civilian on a bus
In an official statement, NYS stated that an official investigation had been taken up by its Internal Affairs Unit.
The youth service further added that disciplinary action will be taken against the two officers noting that their behaviour did not reflect what NYS espouses.
"Our attention is drawn to a clip doing rounds in social media, of NYS personnel involved in altercation with an unidentified man. This action doesn't portray what we believe in as a SERVICE. Our Internal Affairs Unit has already taken disciplinary action against the personnel involved," the statement read.
Police viral video
The viral clip comes just weeks after the National Police Service (NPS) denied a similarly viral clip where a law enforcement officer was mugged.
The video posted by a number of influencers online showed a traffic officer on duty at a busy roundabout where he was directing traffic.
The officer momentarily stops to pick a call and while he is on the phone, a pillion passenger on a boda boda snatches it and rides away.
The unidentified officer is then seen stepping back to converse with bystanders over the incident.
A time stamp on the short video clip showed that the incident was recorded at some minutes past 5:00 pm on a date in early July.
In a tweet, the NPS said that the video in question has been manipulated, asking members of the public to ignore it. The statement pointed out the manipulation of the video carries a malicious intention.
“Our investigations have revealed that a video circulating on social media insinuating to be of a police officer being snatched a phone is a manipulated video whose intention is malicious. We urge members of the public to ignore it" reads a tweet National Police Service.
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