- Police said two of its operatives video-taped harassing a lady in Ibadan have been arrested
- Frank Mba, Police PRO, said efforts have been intensified to get other two culprits arrested
- The police spokesperson further stated that necessary disciplinary action will be taken after investigation
Following the outrage generated by the harassment of a lady as shown in a viral video on Wednesday, July 22, the Nigerian Police Force (NPF) said officers involved have been identified and arrested.
The police made this known in a statement released by its spokesperson Frank Mba on Friday, July 24, describing the act as "discreditable and unprofessional".
Mba said three police officers and one civilian accomplice who engaged in the inhumane treatment of the victim have been identified.
The police PRO gave their names as ASP Tijani Olatunji and Inspr Gboyega Oyeniyi, adding that they have been arrested.
Mba also said the erring officers are being detained at the Lagos state Criminal Investigation Department (CID) detention facility in Panti, Yaba Lagos.
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," Mba said.
Mba also stated that efforts are ongoing to apprehend the two other associates, vowing that the necessary penalty will be initiated as soon as the investigation ends.
In a related development, police said it arrested two officers who were caught in a video assaulting a woman at the Odo Ori Market, Iwo Osun state over alleged breach of lockdown directive.
The force, in a statement released on Saturday, April 18, described the behaviour of the officers as "unwarranted, unnecessary and unjustifiable."
The police inspector general, Mohammad Adamu, was said to have been angered by the viral video and immediately directed the CP Johnson Kokumo, the commissioner of police in charge of Osun state command where the incident occurred, to get the officers arrested.
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