Three female police officers who went to make an arrest at Oregbeni quarters in Ikpoba-Okha local government area of Edo State were on Wednesday beaten and stripped naked.
They were invited by a landlady in the area to arrest one of her tenants when a fracas ensued.
It was gathered that trouble started when the tenant insisted on taking her bath before going to the police station but the police officers said she should follow them.
A fracas ensued and other residents in the area joined the tenant to beat and stripped the police officers.
The landlady who gave her name as Mrs. Okebuse said she invited the police because she had given the tenants quit notice.
She said, “When the police came to make arrest, they started fighting the police. I ran for my life and hid in the other compound.”
An eyewitness said the landlady uses police to harass her tenants.
“The woman was taking her bath and the police officers refused to allow the woman to take her bath,” the eyewitness said.
The state’s Police Commissioner, Foluso Adebanjo, who expressed disappointment at the attack, said the police would not take the attack likely.
Adebanjo said the attackers would be made to face the full wrath of the law.
He said suspects arrested have already been charged to court.