The Osun State Police Public Relations Officer, Yemisi Opalola, on Tuesday, said the Divisional Police Officer of Adeeke Division, Iwo, had been issued a query over the alleged maltreatment of a woman, Blessing Mba.
Opalola also said the state Commissioner of Police, Wale Olokode, had ordered that policemen in the division who were accused of brutalising the woman be detained at the State Criminal Investigation Department, Osogbo.
The police spokesperson, in a statement on Tuesday, said the victim, however, fled after she was invited by the police.
The statement read in part, “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.
“She was suspected to have escaped from the backyard and immediately switched off her phone since then. 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 11pm yesterday night (Monday) 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.
Mba was reportedly tortured after she went to the station to search for her 15-year-old son, Friday, who was detained by the police.
The victim was accused of plotting to drop a sacrifice at the station.