Ogun State Police Command has confirmed that a naked young lady was brought to its police station barking like a dog and held in its cell.
The spokesman of the command, DSP Abimbola Oyeyemi, made the confirmation on Friday in a statement made available to journalists.
He explained that the lady who was alleged to have been “spiritually and diabolically used by a suspected yahoo boy, as a result of which she started barking like dog,” was violent when she was brought to the police station.
The police officer said it was in view of her violence which became uncontrollable that she was put in a cell.
He said she had since been taken to hospital for treatment by her parents who came to the station.
The spokesman added that the said “Yahoo Boy” said to be her boyfriend had been arrested.
Meanwhile, the police said investigation had begun over the source of the video of the naked lady which had gone viral.
The police said they were worried about the video because it was apparently taken when the lady was in a police cell.
The police also disclosed that the said Yahoo Boy said to be her boyfriend had been arrested.
The statement by the police reads in full:
“The attention of Ogun State Police Command has been drawn to a viral video of a young lady who was naked and barking like a dog in a police cell.
“The young lady in question was alleged to have been spiritually and diabolically used by a suspected yahoo boy, as a result of which she started barking like dog.
“She was brought into the police station naked and was very difficult to control because she was acting violently hence she was kept in the cell.
“Immediately she was brought to the station, her parents were contacted and she was taken to the hospital for medical attention with the help of the police, while the alleged Yahoo boy was immediately arrested for interrogation.
“The case which attracted multitude of people to the station was transferred to the State Criminal investigation department for discreet investigation on the order of Commissioner of Police, CP Lanre Bankole.
“The Command was surprised and embarrassed to see the video of the victim circulating on social media. The height of the embarrassment was the fact that the said video was recorded while the victim who was then naked and uncontrollable was in police cell.
“In view of this, the Commissioner of Police, CP Lanre Bankole has ordered a full scale investigation to unravel the source of the video and how it became a subject of social media discussion.
“It is barbaric, uncivilized and despicable circulating such video on social media as such will in no small measure denigrate the human dignity of the victim which might be another source of psychological trauma for her.
“The Command has therefore vowed to deal with whoever found to be the source of the video and those behind its circulation on social media in the most decisive manner notwithstanding the status of the person.”