in Ikpoba-Okha local government area of Edo State on Wednesday as they were reportedly beaten and stripped naked by residents of the area.
The battered police officers, whose identities are unknown, are currently nursing their injuries at an undisclosed hospital in the state.
Nation reports that it all started when the trio were invited by a landlady in the area to arrest one of her tenants.
According to the report, problem ensued when the tenant insisted on taking her bath before going to the police station but the police officers refused.
War broke out between the police officer and the tenants as residents in the area joined the tenant to beat the officers.
The landlady, who gave her name as Mrs. Okebuse, said she invited the police because she had given the tenants quit notice but she refused to pack out of the house.
She said, “When the police came to make arrest, they started fighting the police. I ran for my life and hid in the other compound.”
An eyewitness said the landlady uses police to harass her tenants.
“The woman was taking her bath and the police officers refused to allow the woman to take her bath”, the eyewitness said.
The state’s Police Commissioner, Foluso Adebanjo, who condemned the incident, said the attackers would be made to face the full wrath of the law.
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