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– A woman, her two month old baby and her younger brother have reportedly been brutalised by police officers in Ekiti

– According to the woman, they were maltreated because she refused to give the officers bribe

– The police officers are however claiming that she assaulted an officer and tore his uniform

A US returnee, Mrs Toyin Adeyeye, her two month old baby and her younger brother were reportedly brutalised and detained by police officers for allegedly refusing them bribe.

The Incident which happened in Ekiti state, reportedly occurred at few meters away from the official residence of the state Commissioner of Police Mr Abdullahi Chafe.

Daily Post reports that Adeyeye was arrested with her baby and a brother at the checkpoint in front of Ekiti pavilion, where they were allegedly beaten by about five policemen, who later took them to the New Iyin police station.

Adeyeye reportedly just returned from the United States where she had her baby, 10 days before the unfortunate incidents.

for refusing to offer bribe, see what Police did to this woman and her 2-months baby

Adeyeye was arrested with her baby and a brother at the checkpoint in front of Ekiti pavilion, where they were allegedly beaten by about five policemen.

The woman’s husband, Mr Akanni Adeyeye, decried the alleged brutality meted out to his wife, with bruises on the her body.

He said: “My wife and her brother were returning from the market at about 3.00 pm on Friday and on arrival at the checkpoint in front of the Pavilion very close to their station, they asked for all vehicle papers and driver’s licence which were produced and they are valid.

“After checking all the documents, the policemen were demanding for money to be given as ‘settlement’ which my wife and her brother refused. My wife drew their attention to the baby that was crying in the car.

“Five of them were beating her at the point of arrest and on getting to the station, the beating continued. After thoroughly beating her, they obtained her statement around 10.00 pm. There are wounds on the back of my wife and face to show for it.

for refusing to offer bribe, see what Police did to this woman and her 2-months baby

“On getting to the station, they now cooked up a story that my wife slapped one of them and tore his uniform which is a lie. They are telling this lie to justify their action of cruelty to my wife, my baby and my brother-in-law.

“Neither my wife nor her brother slapped any policeman or tore any uniform. The question to be asked is how would somebody who is not armed attacked an armed policeman? They got this falsehood to cover up their brutality.”

The state chapter of Federation of International Women Lawyers (FIDA), has launched an investigation into the matter as the state chairperson of the body, Mrs Funke Anoma, stormed the station in connection with the incident at about 12.30 pm.

When contacted on phone, the state Commissioner of Police, Abdullahi Chafe, claimed that Mrs Adeyeye was detained for allegedly slapping a policeman on duty and tearing his uniform, adding that the matter was still under investigation.

Chafe said: “Those people slapped my policeman on duty and tore their uniform. Uniform is an authority and what those people did was against the law and it is not good for a civilian to slap a policeman.

“It is not good for somebody to prevent a law enforcement officer from carrying out his lawful duty. Somebody wearing the uniform? It is not about his age but the authority he carries. I don’t allow my men to do something contrary to the law.

“I don’t want a woman to be detained with baby or with pregnancy. I don’t want an old woman or a minor to be detained. I have taken note of this and we will take the right action on the matter.”

Meanwhile, in Ikorodu area of Lagos, a soldier reportedly brutally beat up a young woman, after she allegedly challenged a soldier who slapped her brother for no reason.

The soldier whose name wasn’t given is reportedly said to be attached to the 174 battalion, Nigerian Army Barrack, Odogunyan Ikorodu.

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