Outrage As Bribe-Seeking Policemen Beat Up Mother & Baby At Checkpoint In Ado Ekiti


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March 19, 2017 – Outrage As Police Beat Up Mother & Baby At Checkpoint In Ado Ekiti For Refusing To Pay Bribe

A new mother, Mrs. Toyin Adeyeye, her two months old baby, Heritage, and her younger brother, Adeniyi Dada were allegedly beaten up and detained for refusing to give bribe at a checkpoint in Ado Ekiti.

The woman was arrested with her baby and brother at the checkpoint in front of Ekiti Pavilion where they were allegedly beaten by about five policemen who later took them to the New Iyin Police Station where the beating continued.

The incident happened few meters away from the official residence of the state Commissioner of Police, Mr. Abdullahi Chafe.

Mrs. Adeyeye returned from the United States of America ten days earlier where she had gone to deliver the baby. Apart from detaining the trio, the police also impounded the black Kia Picanto car with registration number LAGOS FKJ 221 EE with which they were coming from the market.

The woman was breastfeeding her baby Saturday morning when our reporter visited the police station on a fact-finding mission.

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 are still valid.

He said one of the policemen withheld the documents demanding that they be “settled,” a euphemism for bribe which Mrs. Adeyeye and her brother on account that the vehicles papers are valid.

Adeyeye added:

“My wife and her brother were returning from the market at about 3.00 pm 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 10.00 pm. 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 attacked an armed policeman? They have cooked up this falsehood to cover up their brutality.”

Already, the state chapter of Federation of International Women Lawyers (FIDA), has launched an investigation into the matter as the state chairperson of the body, Mrs. Funke Anoma, visited the station in connection with the incident at about 12.30 pm.

When contacted on phone, the state Commissioner of Police, Abdullahi Chafe, said the detainees slapped a policeman on duty and tore is uniform adding that the matter was still under investigation.

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 of a minor to be detained. I have taken note of this and we will take the right action on the matter.”

[The Nation]

8 thoughts on “Outrage As Bribe-Seeking Policemen Beat Up Mother & Baby At Checkpoint In Ado Ekiti

  1. Mr Chafe,fuck you and your men in uniform,watch out am coming to that Nigeria very soon,tell your men to get ready,they should try nonsense with me in Ado there,they know me very well,let them try rubbish when am there,you will pay whatever you price physically and spiritually i assure you.I am not surprise anyway, your boss brain dead Buhari has no clue of what they call Human right,how can the followers reason with their intelligent as well?war is coming ,watch out

  2. May thunder begin to kill those policemen and their family members one by one. Mr. Chafe, may you never return from the next operation you go to with your officers for lying to cover up the illicit crime against the innocent woman that your men beat up and yet supporting their actions. May Amadioha tear your entire generation into pieces. Those who lift up hands against this woman for not giving bribe will not know peace. May armed robbers visit each and everyone of those policemen before this month end in the name of the god of thunder. Oloriburuku people! Ara lo mapa gbogbo yin so nu.

  3. that is naija police for u,bribeing and corruption nr.1 in the world.let them transfar them all to Brono state to take bribe in hands of Boko Harams.

  4. Nigeria should be taking by the white men again, this country can never change.
    See what CP is saying, it’s a very simple investigation to carry out, check the vehicle paper again and if it’s complete, so the police men are in trouble.
    When u check everything about a car and u can see all is fine, the next thing to say by the police is ” thank you sir, have a nice day”
    So If it’s like that, where slapping competition wan take hold ground??
    That mean the woman is trying to make it clear that they are not giving any brieb since their paper are ok.
    Therefore my NPF decided to force them to pay. Simple….

  5. Pathetic. I dont know what is wrong with these African police armies men in uniforms. Is there some sort of drugs they take which is different from other police like the UK police? I dont get it.

    How on earth can they beat a breast feeding mother or any person man or woman like that. May god deliver all African men women in uniforms they need serious deliverance.

  6. This is unpardonable. I wholeheartedly believe the woman’s story. This is because during my visit to Nigeria this past Christmas, From Owerri to Aba, PortHarcourt, Agbor, Uromi, and Kogi state all the way to Abuja, the police checkpoints abound and every vehicle had to pay bribe except the luxurious buses. The woman could not have slapped the police men. The police made up the story in an attempt to justify their action. The Nigeria police and Nigeria army are the worst threats facing the country. The supply the armed robbers, kidnappers ritualists, hired assassins, weapons to carry out their heinous acts.

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