The Kwara State Police Command has responded to a viral video that trended on many social media platforms showing a young lady assaulted by her supposed boyfriend.
Ayomide Afolayan, was seen being horrendously, heartlessly and indecently assaulted by her supposed boyfriend named Jimoh Abdulfatai of Shao in Moro Local government area of Kwara State.
In the video, seen by Afrika Eyes, Her hands and legs were tightly held by four other friends of the first suspect named, Olamide Babatunde, Afeez Ayomide, Agboola Abdulsamad and Yakubu Mustapha.
On Thursday, the police, in a statement signed by police spokesperson, Sp Okasanmi Ajayi, said they had apprehended the suspects and remanded them in custody.
According to him, the Police in Shao got wind of this highly despicable incident which prompted a swoop on the scene; the suspects were rounded up, and the victim liberated and was taken to the hospital for treatment.
Meanwhile, the Commissioner of Police, Cp Tuesday Assayomo, has directed the immediate transfer of the matter to the Command’s CID for discreet and timely investigation.
Although, the suspects confessed to the crime, and the reason adduced for their senseless action was a mere suspicion of infidelity on the part of the lady which the lady vehemently denied.
The boyfriend forcefully retrieved the lady’s telephone handset and handed over the phone to one of his friends to start videoing the actions and eventual posting it on social media.
However, the suspects were charged to court and remanded in custody pending the hearing and actual trial of the matter.
Kwara State Commissioner of Police wishes to use this opportunity to advise parents on the need to monitor their children, and know the kind of friends they hang out with, as to avert this type of ugly incident.
The CP said this will serve as a deterrent to other people having such criminal and appalling tendencies in their minds.