The Police in Kwara State have arrested five suspects for alleged indecent assault of a lady by one of them who was her supposed boyfriend.
This is contained in a statement signed by the Command’s Police Public Relations Officer, SP Okasanmi Ajayi on Thursday in Ilorin
“The Kwara State Police Command wishes to inform the general public of her swift action in response to a viral video that trended in many social media platforms, blogs and on virtually every lip yesterday, showing a young lady by name Ayomide Afolayan, other details withheld, was seen being horrendously, heartlessly and indecently assaulted by her supposed boyfriend named Jimoh Abdulfatai of Shao in Moro Local government area of Kwara State.
“Her hands and legs were tightly held by four other friends of the first suspect named, Olamide Babatunde, Afeez Ayomide, Agboola Abdulsamad and Yakubu Mustapha for severe effect.
“The Police in Shao got wind of this highly despicable incident which prompted a swoop on the scene; the suspects were rounded up, victim liberated and was taken to hospital for treatment.
“The Commissioner of Police, Cp Tuesday Assayomo psc (+), directed immediate transfer of the matter to the Command’s CID for discreet and timely investigation.
“The suspects confessed to the crime, and the reason adduced for their senseless action was a mere suspicion of infidelity on the part of the lady which the lady vehemently denied.
“In spite of the denial, the boyfriend forcefully retrieved the lady’s telephone handset and handed over the phone to one of his friends to start videoing the actions and eventual posting on social media,” he said.
The Police spokesperson said that after investigation, suspects were charged to court and were reminded in custody pending hearing and actual trial of the matter.
According to him, this will serveas a deterrent to other people having such criminal and appalling tendency in their minds.
“The Commissioner of Police Kwara State, wishes to use this opportunity to advise parents on the need to be parents in the real sense of it; parents should monitor their children, know the kind of friends they keep so as to avert this type of ugly incident.