Policeman nabbed over assault on FUTA female undergraduate

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The Ondo State Police Command, on Tuesday, said it had arrested one of its men, for allegedly beating and injuring a female student of the Federal University of Technology, Akure.

Some students of the institution were said to have had an encounter with some policemen attached to the ‘A’ Division Police Station, Akure, on Sunday, and one of them was allegedly injured by a policeman.

The identities of the victim and the policeman had not been revealed as of the time of filing this report.

The encounter has already gone viral on the social media.

In a viral video, a FUTA student was seen bleeding in one eye and kept saying, “Look at my eye.”

The video, which was shared by a Twitter user with the handle, @ iambabtee, who claimed to be the Chairman of the National Association of Nigerian Students, Ondo area, started with a focus on the policemen, who were leaning on their white patrol van with the inscription: ‘Anti-Crime Patrol Division, Akure’.

There were four policemen in the video, who appeared unperturbed by the plight of the bleeding student.

Towards the end of the video, when the young woman did a close up of her injured eye and said, “My eye,” a voice was heard saying, “Nobody touched you now.”

When contacted on the development, the Police Public Relations Officer in the state, Mr Femi Joseph, confirmed the incident and said the errant policeman had been arrested and would face trial.

Joseph, who declined to reveal the identity of the cop, however, explained that the incident involved two drunk students, who were on a motorcycle on Sunday, adding that they refused to be checked by the policemen, who were on patrol.


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