The Inspector-General of Police, Mohammed Adamu, has ordered an investigation into a viral video showing some police officers in Ibadan, Oyo State, harassing a 25-year-old female suspect.
The policemen after taking the kidnap suspect away, faced Towobola, handcuffed her and accused her of sleeping with the alleged kidnapper.
One of the police officers, who identified himself as Wyclef, brought out his phone and started to record the lady.
The policeman pushed her to the floor while she attempted to cover her face while he was recording. He then asked what she was doing with the suspected criminal, how they met, what business he told her he was into and subsequently asked her if she was a virgin and how many men she had slept with.
Towobola said she was 25 and a graduate of the University of Ibadan and had just completed her National Youth Service Corps.
The IG of Police has condemned the dehumanizing treatment of Towobola and ordered immediate investigation.
A tweet by the police said, “The Inspector-General of Police has ordered discreet investigations into the circumstances surrounding the dehumanising treatment meted out to a female citizen in the above viral video.
“The IGP while condemning the act, has directed the commencement of comprehensive investigations aimed at unravelling the true identity of the perpetrators with a view to bringing them to justice.
“Members of the public are hereby assured that any member of the Force found culpable in the incident will be made to face appropriate sanctions.”