Nigeria Policemen Brutalize Woman Who Just Returned From US... detain her & her baby

Policemen in Ado Ekiti, Ekiti State, on Friday brutalised and detained a woman, Mrs. Toyin Adeyeye, her two month-old baby, Heritage and her younger brother, Adeniyi Dada, for allegedly refusing to give bribe at a police checkpoint.

It was learnt that about five policemen descended on them and beat them mercilessly before taking them to New Iyin Police Station where the beating continued.

The incident happened at the checkpoint in front of Ekiti Pavilion, a few metres from the residence of the Commissioner of Police, Abdullah Chafe.

Mrs. Adeyeye returned from the United States of America 10 days earlier where she was delivered of the baby.

The police also impounded the black Kia Picanto car with registration number LAGOS FKJ 221 EE in which they were.

Speaking with reporters on Saturday, the woman’s husband, Mr. Akanni Adeyeye, decried the alleged brutality meted out to his wife with lacerations on her body and bruises on the face.

Adeyeye who slept in the police station in solidarity with his wife explained that the policemen requested for vehicle particulars and driver’s licence of his brother-in-law who drove the car which were still valid.

He said one of the policemen withheld the documents demanding that they be “settled,” a euphemism for bribe but Mrs. Adeyeye and her brother refused because the vehicle papers were valid.

Adeyeye said, "My wife and her brother were returning from the market at about 3.00pm on Friday and on arrival at the checkpoint in front of the Pavilion very close to their station, they asked for all vehicle papers and driver’s licence which were produced and they are valid.

“After checking all the documents, the policemen were demanding for money to be given as ‘settlement’ which my wife and her brother refused. My wife drew their attention to the baby that was crying in the car.

“Five of them were beating her at the point of arrest and on getting to the station, the beating continued. After thoroughly beating her, they obtained her statement around 10.00pm. There are wounds on the back of my wife and face to show for it.

“On getting to the station, they now cooked up a story that my wife slapped one of them and tore his uniform which is a lie. They are telling this lie to justify their action of their cruelty to my wife, my baby and my brother-in-law.

“Neither my wife nor her brother slapped any policeman or tore any uniform. The question to be asked is how would somebody who is not armed attack an armed policeman? They are cooking up this falsehood to cover up their brutality.”

The chairperson for Ekiti state chapter of Federation of International Women Lawyers, Mrs. Funke Anoma, said investigation had begun.

But reacting, the Commissioner of Police, claimed that Mrs. Adeyeye was detained for allegedly slapping a policeman on duty and tearing his uniform adding that the matter was still under investigation.

CP Abdullah Chafe said, "Those people slapped my policeman on duty and tore their uniform. Uniform is an authority and what those people did was against the law and it is not good for a civilian to slap a policeman.

“It is not good for somebody to prevent a law enforcement officer from carrying out his lawful duty. Somebody wearing the uniform? It is not about his age but the authority he carries. I don’t allow my men to do something contrary to the law.

“I don’t want a woman to be detained with baby or with pregnancy. I don’t want an old woman or a minor to be detained. I have taken note of this and we will take the right action on the matter.”


  1. even if she slapped him is that enough reason to beat her to the point of lacerations on her body..they should be cautioned about there execess as it is obvious that there CP is compromised in being thorough and fair..AIG or even the IGP should investigate them to deal with who is guilty

  2. Mr cp,does the police have legal right of checking vehicle particular on the high way when the force PRO said its illegal

  3. They should investigate the case to know the truth and let justice run its course

  4. The case should be thoroughly investigated the policemen should be punished if they are at fault

  5. Some of our policemen are very wicked.... How can 5 men molest a mere lady that's not even armed. Wickedness to the highest level!

  6. Thugnor Fayose will not see to this oh na BUHARI matter him carry for chest, if na Lagos this one happen the policemen for don dey room 9 now

  7. A question to the Commissioner . So after they checked the documents of the car,driver's license and returned same, the woman just slapped a police officer and tore his uniform for doing his job? Na wa o !

  8. When will all dis brutality stop

  9. I so hate Nigeria police. They act like lunatic, especially those rotten SARS guys

  10. Oladimeji Seun19 March, 2017 19:49

    The police authority should investigate the issue very well and those involve should be saction.

  11. This case should be properly investigated

  12. The case should be investigated

  13. They all should be fired from the force....

  14. This is pure wickedness, why all this unfair treatment from police and army. The right authority should look into all these


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