Lagos police brutalise, strip lady over cultism allegation

An unidentified woman was severely brutalised by some police officers stationed close to the Lagos State House of Assembly, Alausa, Ikeja, on Wednesday at about 2pm.

According to eyewitness accounts, the dark-skinned woman, spotting a low cut, was picked up close by the cops, who accused her of being a cultist.

According to the eyewitness, the helpless woman was stripped of her shirt, brutally beaten with sticks, a belt, punched and slapped by three policemen.

“Despite her screams that she was innocent and only came to the area to relax and was not guilty of anything, the policemen dragged her on the floor, removed her footwear, handcuffed and drove away,” the eyewitness, who spoke on condition of anonymity for fear of victimisation, said.

When contacted,  the state Police Public Relations Officer, Benjamin Hundeyin, said, “I am not aware of the incident.”

(Punch)