The Inspector-General of Police, Usman Baba, has directed the Commissioner of Police, Osun State Command, Olaleye Faleye, to investigate the alleged assault on a police Inspector, Bamidele Olorunsogo, by her Divisional Crime Officer, Ajayi Matthew, in Ode-Omu area of the state. This follows the viral video depicting a dehumanised and battered Bamidele on social media.
She accused Matthew, her senior colleague at the Ode-Omu Police Divisional Headquarters in Osun State, of assault and blackmail in the video.She added that Matthew had asked her out to be his girlfriend, which she declined because she was married, but Matthew continued to blackmail her and eventually assaulted her.
She said, “What is my offence? He started beating me to the extent, he stripped me. Look at my chest, arms, everywhere, there are injuries. He’s Ajayi Matthew. He asked me out, that I should befriend him. I said no, that I’m a married woman. “He started blackmailing me, claiming that he’s my lover, which is not true.”
But the Police Force spokesperson, Olumuyiwa Adejobi, said the Force Headquarters would await a report of the investigation from the Osun State command, and take necessary actions on the matter.
“We will await the report of the investigation from the Osun State Police Command before necessary actions are taken.
“We, however, assure the general public that justice will be done on this case, to protect the core values and ethics of the NPF,” Adejobi said.