Police Arrests Officers Harassing Lady in Viral Video

Four persons involved in the harassment of a lady in a viral video few days ago have been apprehended by the Nigeria Police Force.

Three of the four suspects are members of the police force, while the other is a civilian accomplice involved in the act, which the Inspector-General of Police (IGP) frowned at.

It would be recalled that hours after the video went viral on social media, the IGP, Muhammadu Adamu, ordered an investigation and the arrest of the culprits.

In the video, a lady was seen begging profusely of her innocence of an alleged crime committed by a stranger male friend of hers, who ostensibly had escaped.

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While she was begging, one of the police officers, an Assistant Superintendent of Police (ASP) was heard mocking her and threatening that she would be severely dealt with.

Angered by the act of the policemen involved in the matter, the police boss directed that his men should be fished out.

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In a statement, the police said, “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 Inspr Gboyega Oyeniyi have been arrested for their role in the discreditable conduct and incivility to a member of the public.

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“They are currently being detained at the Lagos State CID detention facility, Panti, Yaba.

“Preliminary investigations show that the policemen who are attached 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.”

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