The Kwara state police command has released photos of Jimoh Abdulfatai, the young man who conspired with his friends to assault his girlfriend over claims that she was cheating on him.
Fatai had invited his girlfriend, Aduke, to his house where he had gathered a couple of his friends to deal with her for allegedly cheating on him.
When she arrived at his apartment, she met some of his friends, all males, in his living room. He later began to interrogate her, accusing her of engaging in hookups.
Fatai had his friends hold Aduke’s hands and legs while he flogged her. At one point, he pulled her pants before he had a change of heart and wore her pants back.
The video from the scene of the incident was shared online and sparked outrage from Nigerians on social media, with many calling for the prosecution of Fatai and his friends.
However, in a statement released today, June 23, SP Okasanmi Ajayi revealed that the suspects have been remanded after being arraigned in court.
The statement reads;
“The Kwara State Police Command wishes to inform the general public of her swift action in response to a viral video that trended in many social media platforms, blogs and on virtually every lip yesterday, showing a young lady by name Ayomide Afolayan, other details withheld, was seen being horrendously, heartlessly and indecently assaulted 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 named, Olamide Babatunde, Afeez Ayomide, Agboola Abdulsamad and Yakubu Mustapha for severe effect.
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 remanded 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.”