* Allegedly bites policewoman to evade arrest
*IGP commends policeman, condemns attack on 27 other policemen
A woman who was seen in a video that went viral on social media, slapping a policeman, in Oyo State, has been arrested.
The woman, a single parent with six children, is identified as Kehinde Afolake, while the identity of the cop she assaulted is Assistant Superintendent of Police, ASP and Divisional Crime Officer, Eruwa Police Division, Adeyemo Ogunyemi.
Adeyemi, who displayed an uncommon restraint, was seen in the video enduring 13 slaps, from the woman.
He had led a team of policemen to carry out the COVID-19 enforcement duties at Gbolagunte, Okeola area of Eruwa, Ibarapa, Oyo State on May 1 2020.
Watch video below:-
In the video, the woman was seen rough handling Adeyemi and at the same time shouting that the policemen slapped her
As she was explaining to the crowd that gathered, she landed slaps intermittently on the cop’s face, to the astonishment of spectators.
Rather than retaliate, Adeyemi took the assault in his stride and was heard refraining his angry subordinates who attempted to lose him from the woman’s grip, apparently to avoid an escalation of the situation.
The woman was alleged to have also bitten a policewoman who went to effect her arrest, the next day. She was eventually whisked to the station.
Reacting to the assault when his attention was drawn to the video, the Inspector General of Police, IGP Mohammed Adamu, commended Adeyemi, for what he described as uncommon restraint and professionalism in the face of the unprovoked attack.