Usman Baba, inspector general of police (IGP), has ordered an investigation into the alleged assault of Olorunsogo Bamidele, an officer in the Osun command.
Bamidele said she was assaulted by Ajayi Matthew, the divisional crime officer (DCO) of the Ode Emu police division, for rejecting his love advances.
On Tuesday, Bamidele, in a now-viral video, alleged that she was stripped nxked and beaten by Matthew after she turned him down.
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The female officer, while showing bruises on her body, said Matthew assaulted her in front of two constables and 10 civilians while threatening to shoot her with a gun.
Reacting to the incident, Muyiwa Adejobi, police spokesperson, in a statement on Wednesday, said the IGP has ordered an investigation of the incident.
He said the force will wait for the report of the Osun police command before taking the necessary steps.
“The inspector general of police, IGP Usman Alkali Baba, psc+, NPM, NEAPS, fdc, CFR, has directed the commissioner of police, Osun state, CP Olaleye Faleye, to investigate the alleged assault on woman Inspector Olorunsogo Bamidele by her DCO in Ode Omu Osun State,” Adejobi said.
“We will await the report of the investigation from Osun state police command before necessary actions are taken. However we assure the general public that justice will be done in the case, to protect the core values and ethics of the NPF.”