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Angry crowd strips 3 female police officers for not allowing suspect to take bath

By Mason White 10:44 AM November 20, 2014
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By: Wayne Morin
Three female police officers are recovering at a hospital after being beaten and stripped naked, police in Nigeria said.

Edo State Police said that the incident began when the three officers tried to arrest a female tenant, who was served with an eviction notice and refused to leave.

The tenant insisted on taking a bath before going to the police station, but the officers refused her request. The tenant began assaulting the police officers.

Several neighbors arrived at the scene, and stripped the officers of their clothes.

The landlord, who was identified by her surname Okebuse, said that she called the police because her tenant refused to leave after being served an eviction notice.

A neighbor said that the landlord uses the police to harass her tenants. Several of the attackers have been arrested on charges of assaulting a police officer.