Osun DPO accused of brutalising woman queried, victim missing

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The spokesperson of Osun Police Command, Yemisi Opalola, on Tuesday said the Divisional Police Officer of Adeeke Division Iwo, Osun state, had been issued a query following the alleged maltreatment of a woman in Iwo.

Opalola also said the State Commissioner of Police, Wale Olokode, also ordered that the policemen in the Division that were accused of brutalising the woman should be detained at the State Criminal Investigation Department in Osogbo.

Giving further update in a statement obtained on Tuesday, Opalola, however, said the victim, had run away after she was invited by the police.

She said operatives had located her house and after they met her, she requested to change her dress, only to run away through a back door.

The statement read in part, “Upon the receipt of the report, the DPO and all officers concerned were invited to the office of the Commissioner of Police for in-depth investigation.

“The woman involved was invited, the police located her house and when summoned, she requested to enter her house to dress up, the police waited for about an hour after which they didn’t see her come out of the house, they were forced to enter the house to check her but she was nowhere to be found.

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“She was suspected to have escaped from the backyard and immediately switched off her phone since then, even up till now. I collected her number and called her severally. Her number hasn’t been going through since yesterday till now.

“We were in the office with the CP till 11 pm yesterday night looking for any possible way to locate the woman. Notwithstanding, the CP has ordered the policemen involved to be detained at the State CID, while the DPO, CSP Adekunle Ige was told to report to the CP’S office this morning. The DPO has been issued an official query.”

She said no efforts would be spared to get the woman and assured that justice would be done on the matter, as the CP was determined to get to the root of the case.

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