In Ilorin, a police officer was arrested for beating traders.


Inspector Aigbobahi Ogbemudia, a police officer assigned to the Kwara State Command's Anti-Robbery Unit, is facing an orderly room trial for attacking traders.

In a video, the cop is seen assaulting Adeleke Ridwan and his older brother, Habeeb, both of whom work as clothes dealers in Ilorin.

The victims were allegedly approached by the team for a normal check, but Ogbemudia manhandled and smacked them.

In a statement released on Thursday, June 2, the command's spokeswoman, SP Ajayi Okasanmi, confirmed the occurrence, saying that the Commissioner of Police, Tuesday Assayomo, ordered the arrest and orderly room trial.

"The attention of the Kwara State Police Command has been drawn to a video currently trending on some social media platforms, in which a young man later known as Adeleke Ridwan'm' aged 22years and his elder brother one Adeleke Habeeb'm' clothes sellers in Challenge area of Ilorin, were accosted by men of the Kwara State Command's Anti Robbery team along Unity roundabout Ilorin, for a routine check," according to the

"A member of the Anti-Robbery team, identified as Inspector Aigbobahi Ogbemudia, manhandled and smacked the lads."

"For the sole reason of lack of discretion on the part of members of the police team, the Commissioner of Police, Kwara State Command, Cp Tuesday Assayomo psc(+), has directed that the erring policemen, who have been arrested as identified by the victims, be detained and departmental orderly room trial c 

"The Good people of Kwara State are also assured of the determination of the police authorities in the state not only to be seen to be waging war against criminals, but also to be seen to be above board in the discharge of their duties with a human face and to protect the fundamental rights of the citizens in line with global best practises," the Command said.


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