Police arrest erring officers for dehumanizing lady in Ibadan
The Nigerian Police Force Public Relations Officer, FPRO, Frank Mba has confirmed the arrest of two police officers, Assistant Superintendent of Police Tijani Olatunji and Inspector Gboyega Oyeniyi, for harassing a lady in Ibadan. during the cause of their operation.
The Force condemned the Police officers for their uncomplimentary remarks about a 25-year-old lady identified as Towobola during their raid of a man’s house.
The story went viral on social media after one of the officers made a video of the incident during the operation.
The Force PRO in a statement to the press said preliminary investigations by the force showed that the policemen who are attached to Area ‘A’ Command, Lion Building, Lagos, were on legitimate investigation to trail a suspect.
The suspect was traced from Lagos to his house in Ibadan, where he was arrested.
Meanwhile, Amnesty International (AI) had described the action of the Police Officers in the trending video as a violation of the young woman’s human rights, particularly her rights to dignity and called for Inspector General of Police, Mohammed Adamu to thoroughly investigate the case.
It was reported that while the harassment was going on, one of the policemen, identified only as Wyclef, was the one who filmed himself interrogating Towobola and the suspect.
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