The Kwara State Commissioner of Police, Lawan Ado, disclosed on Tuesday that four police officers attached to the Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS) have been arrested in connection with alleged sexual harassment.
They were alleged to have sexually abused a lady, Kachi Anifela Zion, along Pipeline Area in Ilorin, Kwara State last weekend.
Zion had through her Instagram page -@69bars, alleged that some SARS officers accosted her at ‘Pipeline Area’ in Ilorin at the weekend, accused her of prostitution and searched her. She specifically accused one of the officers of inserting his fingers into her private parts.
Ado, who responded through the command’s Public Relations Officer, Ajayi Okasanmi, said he was sad at the allegation.
Okasanmi confirmed that he had been in contact with the spokesperson of the Zone 2 Police Command, Dolapo Badmus.
The Kwara PPRO said after he got information of the allegation through the social media, the Commissioner directed that Zion should be invited to the command to shed more light on her allegation.
He stated that the lady honoured the invitation on Tuesday morning and had made useful statements.
Okasanmi said further that the four SARS officers were also invited for interrogation where they denied involvement in the act.
He stated that they are being detained by the command as investigation into the matter continues.
Okasanmi said: “I got in contact with the lady (Zion) so I invited her to the office and my CP was very unhappy about the incident if it was proved to be true. The lady was with us this morning. We invited the SARS that were operating on the road. The team denied the allegation but we are investigating the matter. The lady was satisfied with the action we have taken so far.”