Woman assaulted by two police officers in Osun State demanded N200 million as compensation

The woman, Adetola Abdulazeez, who was assaulted by two members of the police force in Osun state is demamding for N200 million as compensation from the force.

Adetola Abdulazeez, who had petitioned the police boss in Nigeria, Mohammed Adamu (IG) was said to be demanding for the compensation for her hill treatment by his men.

According to News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), the woman, who is a mother of two was flogged by the policemen on her way to buy drugs for her relatives at the pharmacy in Odo Ori market in Iwo town, osun state.

The incident which attracted the attention of the notable figures and the Oluwo of Iwo among others after the clips of her assault went viral on social media.

Attention of the Inspector-General of Police was also drawn to the incident as he ordered immediate dismissal of the officers from the police force.

As gathered by News Agency of Nigeria, Adetola Abdulazeez, in a pre-action notice submitted to the IGP on Monday through her Osun state born lawyer, Bar.  Pelumi Olajengbesi was demanding an apology for her battered image.

“We commend the swift intervention of the Inspector General of Police and that of the other top Nigeria Police Force hierarchy, condemning the unprofessional conduct of the officers involved and the assurance of disciplinary action.

“While we recognize the authority of the Nigeria Police Force in containing the movement of people during this COVID-19 crisis, we believe strongly that the same must be done in compliance with the rule of law.

“The video of the disgraceful act meted out on our client has since gone viral on the internet and has ridiculed her publicly, as she was seen being battered like a common thief by men of the Nigeria Police Force.

“We hereby demand that the Nigeria Police Force should address a letter of apology to our client personally showing honest concern and contrition to begin to ameliorate the continuous sadness and depression she continues to suffer.

“That the payment of N200 million be made to our client as general damages for all the pain, trauma, bodily inconveniences and public ridicule amongst others, caused her and her family during this period,” he said.

Bar. Pelumi Olajengbesi further disclosed that, he was demanding the immediate prosecution of those officers involved in the criminal act, in the Nigeria open court.

He noted that it is a duty of every security agent to discharge their duty during the lack-down in line with international best practice and in compliance with stipulated by the United Nations

He stated that security agents should discharge their duties during the lockdown in line with international best practices and in accordance with the guidelines stipulated by the United Nations.

The Force Public Relation Officer, Frank Mba, however told NAN that the officers involved in the act has already been dismissed and will be prosecuted if need be.

He however explained that the police force is yet to receive the woman’s petition on the demand of N200 million compensation and the open letter of apology.

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