The Nigerian Police Force has identified three police officers and one civilian accomplice who participated in the unprofessional act of ‘dehumanising’ a female citizen as shown in a viral video on Wednesday.
KanyiDaily had published a viral video that shows some policemen interrogating a young lady named Towobola, who was arrested when security operatives raided a building where a suspected kidnapper was living in Ibadan, Oyo State.
The policemen, after taking the kidnap suspect away, faced Towobola, handcuffed her and started questioning her sex life, accusing her of sleeping with the alleged kidnapper.
The video triggered a lot of reactions from Nigerians on social media. Many on Twitter said the policemen acted unprofessionally and ought to be sanctioned or dismissed.
Reacting in a statement on Wednesday, the Inspector-General of Police, Adamu Mohammed, ordered an investigation into the dehumanizing treatment melted on the lady in the viral video.
According to a statement on it Twitter page on Thursday, the police said two of the 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,” the police said.
The police stated that an appropriate disciplinary procedure would be initiated as soon as investigation was concluded.
Meanwhile, KanyiDaily had reported how a young lady was stripped totally naked and had pepper inserted into her private part following phone theft allegation by her accusers in Benin, Edo State.