Update: Police officers in viral video harrassing a female suspect have been arrested

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The Nigeria Police Force has arrested all persons involved in the dehumanization of a 25-year-old lady who was found in the home of a suspected armed robber and kidnapper.

A video of the police officers harassing the lady went viral and caught the attention of the Inspector General of Police, Adamu Mohammed, who ordered an immediate investigation.

In a statement released on Thursday night July 23, spokesperson the Nigeria Police Force, Frank Mba, said the erring police officers are currently being detained at the Lagos state CID detention in Panti.

Read the statement below

”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. 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 procedures will be initiated as soon as investigations are concluded.”

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