Nigeria’s road safety organisation has disciplined a senior commander after he was filmed punishing female employees by cutting off their long hair.
Photos showing the male commander taking a pair of scissors to the women’s hair at an inspection parade sparked outrage online.
There are rules governing the hairstyles of female staff at the Federal Road Safety Corp (FRSC).
But a spokesman said the officer’s action was “outside” the FRSC mandate.
Andrew Kumapayi, regional commander for the FRSC in the southern Rivers State, reportedly carried out the punishment at an early-morning parade in the city of Port Harcourt on Monday.
He has not given any comment.
The post said that Mr Kumapayi was carrying out a “hair, uniform and fingernails inspection” of staff.
An investigation was under way and “appropriate sanctions” would be taken against those involved, he added.