Breaking News: Police Officers Who Harassed Omobola Identified, Two Arrested

The Nigerian Police has identified three police officers and one civilian who were involved in the uncivil interrogation of one Miss Omobola, a graduate of University of Ibadan who resides around Iwo Road, Ibadan. Miss Omobola was asked a series of unprofessional questions when she was arrested at the home of an armed robbery suspect in Ibadan. Despite her plea not to be filmed while she responded to their questions, the officers continued to record the young woman on video while they asked unnecessary and embarrassing questions.

The Police, in a press statement this morning 24th July, 2020, said:


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 procedure will be initiated as soon as investigations are concluded.

The third officer who led the interrogation is believed to be one Tope Owoeye.

Miss Omobola was arrested at the home of a man who is said to be involved in kidnapping and armed robbery. She claimed that she became acquainted with him recently when she sold shoes to him, and had come to his house to cook for him. She denied knowledge of the fact that the man is a criminal.

One of the videos filmed by the police officers

We had earlier this morning reported that the IGP had ordered immediate investigation into the harassment of Omobola and the punishment of whoever is found guilty of harassing the young woman in a viral video. Click this link to read our article and watch the other videos.

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