The Kwara State Police Command has detained a police officer who recently allegedly inserted his fingers into the private parts of a lady, Kachi Zion along the Pipeline area of Ilorin.
Also detained are three of his colleagues. They are all accused of sexual harassment.
The officers belonging to the Special Anti-Robbery Squad, SARS, were detained on the orders of Kwara State Commissioner of Police, Mr. Lawan Ado.
Recall that Ms. Zion had through her Instagram page @69bars alleged that the SARS operatives of accosted her at the Pipeline area in Ilorin at the weekend.
She said they accused her of prostitution and searched her -with one of them inserting his fingers into her private parts, she said.
Command’s spokesman Ajayi Okasanmi told the press that the CP was saddened by the allegation.
Mr. Okasanmi said after the CP got information about the allegation on the social media, he directed that Zion should be invited to the command to shed more light on her allegation.
According to him the lady honoured the invitation on Tuesday and made useful statement.
Okasanmi however said the four SARS men, who were also invited for interrogation, denied the allegation, they had been detained.
“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.
“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.