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20 April 2020

Osun police arrest officers for assaulting lady

THE Osun State Police Command, yesterday, arrested two of its men involved in assaulting a lady at Odo-Ori, in Iwo Local Government Area while enforcing the coronavirus restriction order in the state.

In a statement by the Police Public Relations Officer, Yemisi Opalola stated that the Commissioner of Police, Johnson Kokumo, described the assault on the lady, one Abdulazeez Alimat, as unnecessary, adding that the men are presently under police trial.

Two policemen, Inspector Ikuesan Taiwo with AP/NO. 251724 and PC ABASS Ibrahim with F/NO. 509634, in a viral video were seen assaulting a lady over enforcement of lockdown order in Osun state. “We have identified, arrest and detain 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.

The defaulters are currently facing force disciplinary procedure of orderly room trial for their unprofessional conduct.” Osun govt reacts Meanwhile, the Osun State Government has condemned the action of the officers, saying they went overboard in the discharge of their duties. In a statement by the Commissioner for Information and Civic Orientation, Funke Egbemode, said: “This is a democracy, and Osun state is a decent society where men in or out of uniform should not and cannot whimsically flog women – even men. We note that police authorities have condemned the unwarranted actions of these men. The State Government likewise condemns the unacceptable conduct of these policemen.”

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