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Ogun govt suspends task force officials without pay for assaulting woman while enforcing lockdown
THE Ogun State Government has ordered the suspension of all taskforce officials involved in the assault of a woman in Ifo Local Government of the state.
Ogun government revealed this via a statement signed by Fola Salami, Chairman, Ifo Local Government Transition on Sunday.
Reacting to the incident, Salami wrote that the attention of the government was drawn to a viral video which occurred at Ojodu Abiodun under Ifo Local Government.
According to him, the officials’ action ‘implies inhumane attitude’ and is a shock to him.
He added that the officials’ attitude ‘does not portray the humane nature popularly preached by Ifo Local Government’.
“On this note, I am suspending all officials involved without pay, until further notice,” Salami wrote.
Following the suspension of the officials, the chairman stated that the public should rest assured that whoever is found guilty in the matter would be decisively dealt with.
On Saturday, a video posted by Tolu Adesh went viral on Twitter showing how she was assaulted by an Ogun State task force official for violating lockdown directive.
Adesh explained that she had unknowingly drove into Ogun State from a nearby town in Lagos to purchase a bicycle for her daughter whose birthday was in two weeks.
The woman said she was stopped by the officials who told her about the weekend lockdown in Ogun State adding that she was guilty of violating the government’s order.
In the video, the woman showed that after her arrest, one of the tyres of her vehicle was punctured.
While she threatened to post a video of the official on social media, she incurred the wrath of the angry task force officials who thereafter assaulted her.
In a different post, Adesh said beyond the government’s statement, she demanded a ‘prompt justice’ because many people have fallen victims to such cases and have not been able to speak up.
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