An Ekiti girl, Mrs. Toyin Adeyeye, her two months previous child, Heritage, and her youthful brother, Adeniyi Dada have been on Friday allegedly crushed up and detained for refusing to present bribe at a checkpoint.
The girl was arrested along with her child and a brother on the checkpoint in entrance of Ekiti Pavilion, the place they have been allegedly overwhelmed by about 5 policemen, who later took them to the New Iyin Police Station.
The incident occurred few meters away from the official residence of the state Commissioner of Police, Mr. Abdullahi Chafe.
Mrs. Adeyeye returned from the US of America ten days earlier the place she had gone to ship the child.
Other than detaining the trio, the police additionally impounded the black Kia Picanto automobile with registration quantity, LAGOS FKJ 221 EE with which they had been coming from the market.
The girl was breastfeeding her child Saturday morning when our reporter visited the police station.
Chatting with DAILY POST, the girl’s husband, Mr. Akanni Adeyeye, decried the alleged brutality meted out to his spouse, with bruises on the her physique.
Adeyeye, who slept within the police station in solidarity together with his spouse, defined that the policemen requested for automobile particulars and driver’s licence of his brother-in-regulation who drove the automotive, which had been nonetheless legitimate.
He stated one of many policemen withheld the paperwork demanding that they be “settled,” a euphemism for bribe, which Mrs. Adeyeye and her brother refused on account that the autos papers are legitimate.
Adeyeye added: “My spouse and her brother had been getting back from the market at about three.00 pm on Friday and on arrival on the checkpoint in entrance of the Pavilion very near their station, they requested for all automobile papers and driver’s licence which had been produced and they’re legitimate.
“After checking all of the paperwork, the policemen have been demanding for cash to be given as ‘settlement’ which my spouse and her brother refused. My spouse drew their consideration to the infant that was crying within the automotive.
“5 of them had been beating her on the level of arrest and on attending to the station, the beating continued. After completely beating her, they obtained her assertion round 10.00 pm. There are wounds on the again of my spouse and face to point out for it.
“On attending to the station, they now cooked up a narrative that my spouse slapped considered one of them and tore his uniform which is a lie. They’re telling this deceive justify their motion of cruelty to my spouse, my child and my brother-in-legislation.
“Neither my spouse nor her brother slapped any policeman or tore any uniform. The query to be requested is how would anyone who will not be armed attacked an armed policeman? They received this falsehood to cowl up their brutality.”
Already, the state chapter of Federation of Worldwide Girls Attorneys (FIDA), has launched an investigation into the matter because the state chairperson of the physique, Mrs. Funke Anoma, stormed the station in reference to the incident at about 12.30 pm.
When contacted on telephone, the state Commissioner of Police, Abdullahi Chafe, claimed that Mrs. Adeyeye was detained for allegedly slapping a policeman on obligation and tearing his uniform, including that the matter was nonetheless beneath investigation.
Chafe mentioned: “These individuals slapped my policeman on obligation and tore their uniform. Uniform is an authority and what these individuals did was towards the legislation and it’s not good for a civilian to slap a policeman.
“It isn’t good for any person to stop a regulation enforcement officer from finishing up his lawful obligation. Anyone sporting the uniform? It’s not about his age however the authority he carries. I don’t enable my males to do one thing opposite to the legislation.
“I don’t desire a girl to be detained with child or with being pregnant. I don’t need an outdated girl or a minor to be detained. I’ve taken word of this and we’ll take the best motion on the matter.”
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