The police said it is investigating Borno Commissioner for Agriculture, Bukar Talba, who was caught in a viral video flogging women at a function in the state.
In the half-a-minute flip, a security operative is seen whipping some women squatting at an event where the state government distributed palliatives to the vulnerable.
Talba snatched the whip and followed in the officer’s footstep by flogging some of the poor women.
The video, which went viral sparked outrage with many commentators condemning the commissioner’s act and calling on the police authorities to charge him with assault.
Responding to the call, the police via a tweet through its official twitter handle: @PoliceNigeria, said it has commenced investigation.
The tweet: “Your complaint is hereby acknowledged and investigation has been initiated. Your Tracking Number is CRU675178.”