A young lady named Olufumilayo Brioluwa has been remanded in Kirikiri prison for allegedly assaulting a police officer in Ogombo area of Ajah, Lagos state.
The Lagos state police Public Relations Officer, Benjamin Hundeyin revealed this on Tuesday, May 16.
Hundeyin shared this information on Twitter, along with a picture of the woman grabbing a police officer by his uniform. He revealed that the lady in the picture assaulted a police officer somewhere in Ogombo, Lagos state. Hundeyin confirmed the suspect has been arraigned and subsequently remanded at the Kirikiri Correctional Facility till June 6, when she would eventually face the courts for the commencement of the case.
Recall that last weekend, a video trended on social media showing how Afro beat singer and the youngest son of the legendary late Fela Kuti, Seun kuti, was assaulting a police officer over a minor accident on the Third mainland bridge, Lagos state.
Seun is still in Police custody awaiting prosecution by the Nigerian Police command.
Over the years, many Nigerians have been complaining about police brutality and assault around the country. This was one of the major reasons for the disastrous 2020 ‘EndSars’ protest.
Reports of the police killing innocent citizens either by mistake or even intentionally have been in the news for many years now. The uniformed men have been videoed several times, slapping, beating, assaulting and extorting innocent citizens.
Just last month, a police officer was recorded slapping a motorist whom he stopped for a search somewhere in Rivers state.
From the look of things, there has been a turn of events as Nigerians seem to be protecting themselves and in the cause of doing this, end up assaulting police officers which is against the law. This is the second assault case on a Police officer this month.