Oyo State Commissioner for Youths and Sports, Seun Fakorede, says a soldier caught flogging a woman in Ibadan, the state capital, has been arrested.
The soldier identified as ‘Officer Adesina’ had been recorded beating the lady for “indecent dressing”.
Some other soldiers were also recorded shaving men on the streets using scissors.
Soldier beating a woman in Peere in Ibadan because of indecent dressing.
They also cut the hair of some of passersby after allegedly harassing and extorting them. But how can this happen just a week after chaos happened in Nigeria over police brutality?
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The incidents, which occurred in the Beere area of Ibadan, elicited outrage on social media.
In a tweet Monday afternoon, Fakorede said the soldiers were with the state’s security outfit, ‘Operation Burst’.
He disclosed that they have all been arrested and detained.
The commissioner also conveyed the apologies of the team’s commander, Captain Isolo, to the families of the victims.
“Oyo State Security outfit, Operation Burst has admitted the video that went viral at the weekend in which one officer Adesina who was seen assaulting a lady at Beere, in Ibadan,” Fakorede tweeted.
“The Commander of the team, Captain Usolo who admitted the allegations,…apologised to the families of those assaulted by the erring officers.
“The Commander also noted that Adesina who assaulted a lady and other erratic officers have been arrested and detained.”
apologised to the families of those assaulted by the erring officers.
The Commander also noted that Adesina who assaulted a lady and other erratic officers have been arrested and detained.
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The commissioner promised that “this will not repeat itself again in Oyo State”.