A civil society organisation, Women Arise for Change Initiative, has protested against the illegal detention of a nursing mother, Mrs. Rofiat Oladepo and her nine-month old son in lieu of her husband by the Zone 11 of the Nigeria Police Force.
Our correspondent gathered that Osogbo, the capital of Osun State is the headquarters of the Zone 11 of the Nigeria Police Force which has Mr. Leye Oyebade as the Assistant Inspector General of Police (AIG).
Source : daily post Nigeria
DAILY POST gathered that Mrs. Oladepo and her baby were arrested on the April 24, 2019 at Dural Toaheed, Oke Anu area of Ede and taken to Zone 11, Gbongan Road, Oshogbo where they were kept in inhuman conditions by the police.
They were later released and given the sum of N500 (five hundred Naira) only as their transport fare back to Ede after several hours of detention.
But, the protesters while protesting against the detention of the nursing mother and her baby, expressed displeasure over the conduct of the police, saying that the woman and her son were not expected to suffer for an offence they did not commit.
The protest, which took place on Monday and led by the President of Women Arise for Change Initiative in Osogbo, Dr. Joe Okei-Odumakin had over 200 women and men protesters who defied the scorching sun to express their displeasure over the illegal detention of Mrs. Oladepo and her son.
Okei-Odumakin described the action of the police as a violation of the victims’ universally recognised fundamental human rights and the law of the land.
She asserted that, “We are pained and disappointed that the Nigeria Police held in custody a nursing mother and her baby, in lieu of her husband. Not only were they arrested and detained by proxy, they were also detained beyond the constitutionally sanctioned period.