Police visit home of 68-year-old woman slapped by officer

The 68-year-old woman, Mrs Durojaiye Olaleye, who was slapped by a Police officer has been visited by the Police.

Police visit home of 68-year-old woman slapped by officer

Mrs Olaleye, a mother of one of the protesters arrested during a peaceful protest on Monday, in Lagos, had gone to the Hogan Bassey Police Division in Surulere to inquire about her son.

“It is our duty as a family to go to a police station and ask about our people in their custody. We need to know whether they will release them on bail, so that we can arrange for a lawyer or that they are taking them to court,” the 68-year-old had told newsmen on Tuesday after the incident

“They must give us details of what to do. If they are arraigning them, they need to tell us the court so that we will meet them at the court. That was the reason why we went there. I went them with two of my sisters that our people have been arrested since 1 p.m. and this was to 6 p.m., ” Mrs Olaleye.

Mrs Olaleye said on getting to the police station, they met a team of police officers and they exchanged greetings.

While going into the station, an officer approached them from behind and started raining slaps on her for no reason, she explained.

“I was wondering that where is the entrance to this police station then I saw a small gate with a small table there and I said that must be where we’re supposed to ask and they will tell us what to do.

“As we were about going to that place, we just heard a commanding tone behind us that “all of you, get out of this place.” As I looked back to check what was happening, I heard the slap ‘gboah!’

“We had not even mentioned anything before he slapped me. What did I do wrong? What is it? He slapped me again.

“The police that were around just gathered together to hold him back and he started struggling with them and he came back again and gave me another slap.

Her daughter identified as Tolu has however given an update on the situation. In a post she made on Twitter, the lady revealed that the Police sent some delegates to their house to apologize to her mother and the son that was arrested on Monday.


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