Ekiti State Governor Ayo Fayose has slammed the police for the brutalisation of a woman, Mrs. Toyin Adeyeye, for allegedly refusing to bribe them.
The victim’s husband, Akanni, claimed that about five policemen battered his wife for refusing to offer them bribe despite her vehicle particulars being ciomplete.
Despite this,Fayose vowed that manhandling of women under any guise will no longer be condoned in the state, adding that it was unlawful for any policeman to raise his hand against a woman.
In a statement yesterday by his Chief Press Secretary (CPS), Idowu Adelusi, Fayose spoke during an interview shortly before the commencement of the “Meet Your Governor” programme, March edition, on Sunday night.
“It is highly irresponsible for any man to brutalise a woman for any reason. The law that forbids violence against women is still operative in this state.
“And I can never allow any form of brutality of women under my watch as governor in Ekiti State. Women are even described as the weaker vessel. As such even if you marry her, does that deny her of her rights?
“It is particularly sad that such a report was coming barely week after we celebrated International Women’s Day in an unprecedented style in this state. I have already ordered investigation into the matter. Anybody found culpable in the case will face the court of law.
“I am also using this opportunity to sound a note of warning to policemen who take people’s vehicle particulars, put them under their armpits and demand for bribe. Such cannot be allowed any longer in Ekiti State.
“We will get to the root of the matter and make justice to prevail.”
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