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Friday, July 24, 2020

Viral Video: Police identified all involved, arrests 2 officers says Frank Mba - ITREALMS

The Nigeria Police Force has identified all those involved in the reported three police officers for dehumanizing treatment of a female citizen in a viral video, reports ITREALMS.

The video, ITREALMS gathered depicted one could hear the officer interrogating a young lady whose name was given as 'Towobola,' following a raid at the apartment of an alleged kidnapper and for her purportedly 'sleeping with a criminal.'

According to the officer who spoke in Yoruba, the young lady was to answer for how she got to know the kidnapper who she claimed to have met only recently.

After whisking the kidnap suspect away, the officers placed Towobola in handcuff and went on to harass her verbally for ‘sleeping with a criminal’ and if she was a virgin etc.

Reacting to the video, the Inspector General of Police Mr. Adamu launched an investigation.

According to the Force Public Relations Officer, Force Headquarters, Deputy Commissioner of Police (DCP) Frank Mba, following investigations into the dehumanizing treatment of a female citizen as shown in a viral video on Wednesday, 22nd July, 2020, the Nigeria Police Force have identified three (3) police officers and one (1) civilian accomplice who participated in the unprofessional act. 

"Two (2) suspects, ASP Tijani Olatunji and Inspector Gboyega Oyeniyi have been arrested for their role in the discreditable conduct and incivility to a member of the public. They are currently being detained at the Lagos State CID detention facility, Panti, Yaba.

"Preliminary investigations show that the policemen who are attached to Area ‘A’ Command, Lion Building, Lagos, were on legitimate investigation activities to Ibadan, Oyo State where the incident took place.

"Effort is being intensified to arrest the two other accomplices. Meanwhile, appropriate disciplinary procedure will be initiated as soon as investigations are concluded" he said.

Ayo Midele/Editor

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