The Kwara state police command Thursday said it operatives have arrested a boy Jimoh Abdulfatai and four of his accomplices friend who floggedand and strip his aclaimed girl friend naked in Shao moro local government area of kwara state.
Others arrested and arraigned along side Abdulfatai according to the police were Olamide Babatunde, Afeez Ayomide, Agboola Abdulsamad and Yakubu Mustapha.
The suspects, according to a statement by the Police Public Relations Officer Okasanmi Ajayi, a superintendent of police, were charged to court and have been remanded in custody pending hearing, and trial of the matter.
A video had gone viral showing a young lady by name Ayomide Afolayan, who was seen being flogged by her supposed boyfriend named Jimoh Abdulfatai of Shao in Moro local government area of Kwara state.
Her hands and legs were tightly held by four other friends of the first suspect while he assaulted her.
The police PRRO said, “The police in Shao got wind of this highly despicable incident which prompted a swoop on the scene; the suspects were rounded up, victim liberated and was taken to hospital for treatment.
“The Commissioner of Police, Cp Tuesday Assayomo psc (+), directed immediate transfer of the matter to the command’s CID for discreet and timely investigation.
“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.
“In spite of the denial, 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 on social media.
“Investigation done with, suspects were charged to court and were reminded in custody pending hearing and actual trial of the matter.
“This will serve a deterrent to other people having such criminal and appalling tendency in their minds.
“The commissioner of police Kwara state, wishes to use this opportunity to advise parents on the need to be parents in the real sense of it; parents should monitor their children, know the kind of friends they keep so as to avert this type of ugly incident.”