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JUST IN: IGP reacts to Video of female trader slapping a Police Officer in Oyo [VIDEO]


The Inspector-General of Police, IGP M.A Adamu, NPM, mni, has commended the DCO II, Eruwa Police Division, ASP Adeyemo Ogunyemi, for his uncommon restraint and professionalism in the face of unprovoked attack as shown in a viral video where a woman identified as Kehinde Afolake was seen assaulting him unchallenged and without retaliation, while he was carrying out the COVID-19 enforcement duties at Gbolagunte, Okeola area of Eruwa, Ibarapa, Oyo State on 1st May 2020.

The officer, like a lamb being led to the slaughter, did not fight back but rather, maintained absolute calm, patience and decorum even as the woman rough handled him and slapped him severally.

The said woman also assaulted two female police officers, Inspr. Ojola Abiola and Inspr. Queen Eguaoje and gave one of them human bite on Saturday, 2nd May 2020 during an attempt to invite her to the Police Station for the earlier incident of serious assault on the DCO.

The Ewura incident thus is a classic example of unprovoked, unwarranted and unnecessary attacks faced by police officers in the course of performing their legitimate duties. The IGP, therefore, warns that this trend will no longer be tolerated by the Force.

The IGP notes that since the commencement of the COVID-19 enforcement duties, a total of 27 police personnel have suffered a series of attacks and assaults from members of the public at different times and different locations. Many of these officers, he reiterates are still in hospitals receiving treatment from the injuries sustained during such attacks.

These include a female police officer, PC Ngozi Nkem, in Agbor, Delta State who was seriously assaulted when a police team was dispersing a group of persons holding a birthday party in clear disobedience to the social restrictions and distancing orders. Apart from the attack on the person of police officers, some of these citizens have equally carried out attacks on police assets and facilities. For example, two (2) police stations and police quarters were attacked and burnt down in Katsina and Abia States while fifteen (15) police vehicles/motorcycles were also damaged.

Meanwhile, the IGP has directed the Commissioner of Police, Oyo Command to carry out a discreet investigation into the Ewura attack on the police officers and ensure that justice is done.

The IGP enjoins the citizens to continue to cooperate with the police and other security personnel and voluntarily comply with all COVID-19 prevention orders.

He reiterates that the Force shall continue to hold officers accountable and mete out commensurate punishments on any personnel who violate the rights of the citizens. He, however, warns against any unprovoked attack and assault on police officers while in the course of their duties as perpetrators will be made to face the full wrath of the law.


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  1. What rubbish is the police saying “unprovoked ” Useless police officers we have in Nigeria .Instead of being helpers to the masses, they are more of a threat .Last last each one of you will answer to God all the pain and sorrow you inflicted on helpless Nigerians and your children will pay too.

    1. We shouldn’t forget the fact that the police are the product of the society in which we live.The good, the bad and the ugly.That’s how we are,pls while cursing them, be honest to yourself how fair and responsible have you been in your capacity.

  2. Obviously the police officer had slapped the lady before the recording started. Now they are claiming it was unprovoked. Awon oloshi,ika

  3. wait a minute is the woman hawking during the stay home or the police officer pass their boundaries because as am looking at this video the woman is inside her house and moreover the woman is selling food stuff of which police don’t have any right to arrest anybody in his house, or they want to oppress the woman as they always do.

  4. Imagine this assault happened in North,
    I can’t tell what would have happened to the woman but for now, no one knows what is going to happen to her .
    They may end up the case as an unexpected incident or the woman has a history of mental problem.

  5. From the video,,, it seems d woman retaliated to a slap she earlier received,, u can see her saying something like,, u slapped me before she did her’s,,, but we must condem such act of assault on police officers,,, it’s uncalled for.. Every human has d right to Dignity of human person..

  6. I won’t blame the woman, because, at time the police usually trespasses their boundaries. Therefore, he deserved the slapped.

  7. According to the video, the woman retaliated after she was slapped while eating outside her house…. She even replied the police men that, even if the government ask them to ensure people are home during lockdown, did the governor ask them to slap or beat whoever they find trespassing? I believe they must have slapped the woman more than once even in front of her little baby…….

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