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Five remanded over indecent assault on lady in Ilorin

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Five persons have been arrested and remanded in Ilorin, the Kwara State capital, for allegedly assaulting a lady, Ayomide Afolayan, accused of infidelity by her boyfriend, Jimoh Abdulfatai.

Her boyfriend, a resident of Shao town, in Moro Local Government Area of Kwara State, allegedly assisted by his four friends, tied his girlfriend’s hands and legs and assaulted her.

The four friends, Olamide Babatunde, Afeez Ayomide, Agboola Abdulsamad, and Yakubu Mustapha, according to the spokesman of the state police command, Mr Okasanmi Ajayi in Ilorin on Thursday, “confessed to the crime and the reason adduced for their senseless action, was a mere suspicion of infidelity on the part of the lady which she vehemently denied.

“In spite of the denial, the boyfriend forcefully retrieved the lady’s telephone handset and handed over the phone to one of his friends to start videoing the actions and eventual posting on social media,” he disclosed.

Okasanmi said the police in Shao got wind of the despicable incident which prompted a swoop on the scene, the suspects rounded up, victim liberated and taken to the hospital for treatment.

The state Police Commissioner, Tuesday Assayomo, directed the immediate transfer of the matter to the command’s CID for discreet and timely investigation.

Okasanmi, said investigation had been done while the suspects were charged to court and remanded in custody pending a hearing and actual trial of the matter.

He said it will serve as a deterrent to other people having such criminal and appalling tendencies in their minds.

The Police Commissioner has also advised parents on the need to be parents in the real sense of it and monitor their children, know the kind of friends they keep to avert such ugly incidents.