Four police officers of the Special Anti-Robbery Squad accused of sexually harassing a lady, Kachi Zion, along the Pipeline area of Ilorin, have been detained.
Zion, through her Instagram page, @69bars, had alleged that some SARS operatives waylaid her at the Pipeline area in Ilorin during the weekend, accused her of prostitution, yahoo, drugs and searched her.
According to her, one of the policemen inserted his fingers into her private parts.
The Kwara State Commissioner of Police, Mr. Lawan Ado, who spoke through the command’s Police Public Relations Officer, Mr. Ajayi Okasanmi, told Punch in Ilorin on Tuesday that he was not happy about the allegation, adding that he had been in contact with the spokesperson for the Zone 2 Police Command, Lagos, SP Dolapo Badmos.
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Naija News gathered that Badmos had earlier said that the Zone 2 would liaise with the Kwara State CP over the incident.
The Kwara PPRO said after the Commissioner of Police got information about the allegation on the social media, he directed that Zion should be invited to the command. Zion thereafter came to the command on Tuesday and narrated all that happened.
Okasanmi said the four SARS men had been invited for interrogation, despite they denied the allegation, they have been detained and will be punished accordingly if found culpable.
“Regardless of their denial, the command is still investigating them and will punish them according to the law if it is proved that they are guilty. They will, however, be released, if they are innocent.
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“As the CP directed, I got in contact with the lady (Zion) and invited her to the command. The lady was with us this morning (Tuesday). We also invited the SARS men that were posted to the area on the day the incident took place. The team members denied the allegation, but we are still investigating the matter. The lady was satisfied with the action we have taken so far.
“We will get to the root of the matter. If actually the policemen committed the offence, they will be dealt with in accordance with the law. The telephone number of CP and my telephone number are all over the place. We asked the lady that rather than going on the social media, why did she not make effort to come to a police station and report the matter because we would gone after the SARS officers immediately. The officers are now in detention,” he said.