Three female police officers were attacked and
stripped while they were on active duty by
residents of Ikpoba-Okha local government area of
Edo State on Wednesday, 19 Nov.
The Nation reported that, the incident occurred
when a landlady, identified as Mrs. Okebuse, called
the police to arrest one of her tenants who was
served a quit notice. When the police officers
arrived the unnamed tenant demanded to take her
bath before going to the police station.
The police officers did not allow the woman to do
this and she immediately offered resistance. Angry
locals joined the tenant who attacked the officers
who were on duty; the whole incident ended with all
three female police officers stripped naked and
beaten black and blue.
They are currently receiving treatment at an
undisclosed hospital. The suspects were arrested;
now they are waiting for trial. Speaking about the
attack, the state’s Police Commissioner, Foluso
Adebanjo, said the accused perpetrators would
face the full wrath of the law.