Police in Osun has arrested and detained two officers caught in a trending video torturing a woman in the state.
The officers are currently facing force disciplinary procedure of orderly room trial for their unprofessional conduct.
The Nigerian Police has arrested and detained two of its officers that were caught in a trending video torturing a woman in Iwo.
Confirming the development in a statement in Osogbo, DSP Yemisi Opalola, the Osun Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO); said the state Commissioner of Police, Mr Johnson Kokumo, ordered the arrest and detention of the suspected erring officers.
She added that arrangement had been set in motion to subject them to “orderly room’’ trial for the alleged unprofessional conduct.
“The attention of the Osun Commissioner of Police, Johnson Kokumo has been drawn to a video that has gone viral of police officers assaulting a woman in Iwo.
“The CP condemns in totality, the unprovoked assault on an innocent lady, Abdulazeez Alimat as depicted in the viral video at Odo-Ori market in Iwo by Policemen attached to Iwo Division, on enforcement of COVID-19 lockdown order.
“The commissioner of police has identified, arrested, and detained the erring policemen involved in the unlawful assault.
“They are Inspector Ikuesan Taiwo with AP/NO. 251724 and PC Abass Ibrahim with F/NO. 509634 respectively,’’
She further explained that:
“The defaulters are currently facing force disciplinary procedure of orderly room trial for their unprofessional conduct’’.
The PPRO also quoted the CP as saying that:
“Osun State Police Command will not condone any act of discreditable conduct and reckless incivility to member(s) of the public on the part of its personnel’’.
“The CP also enjoins residents in the state to continue to cooperate with the command to the fight against crime and injustice by overzealous policemen,’’