The Ekiti state Governor, Ayo Fayose has condemned the action of the policemen who beat a nursing mother.
The woman, Toyin Adeyeye was beaten up on Friday, March 17, 2017, by policemen on patrol because she refused to bribe them.
According to Punch, Fayose said he will look into the matter, adding that it is irresponsible to beat a woman.
He also warned policemen in the state to stop collecting vehicle particulars from people and demanding for bribe, adding that it will not be allowed in Ekiti.
Fayose said “It is highly irresponsible for any man to brutalise a woman for any reason. The law that forbids violence against women is still operative in this state. And I can never allow any form of brutality of women under my watch as governor in Ekiti State. Women are even described as the weaker vessel. As such even if you marry her, does that deny her of her rights?
“It is particularly sad that such a report was coming barely a week after we celebrated International Women’s Day in an unprecedented style in this state. I have already ordered an investigation into the matter. Anybody found culpable in the case will face the court of law.
“I am also using this opportunity to sound a note of warning to policemen who take people’s vehicle particulars, put them under their armpits and demand for bribe. Such cannot be allowed any longer in Ekiti State.
“We will get to the root of the matter and make justice to prevail.”
Meanwhile, Abdullahi Chafe, the Ekiti state police commissioner alleged that the woman slapped a policeman and tore his uniform.