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Hafiz M. Inuwa, Commissioner of Police, Delta State

Delta state commissioner of Police, Hafiz Inuwa.

The Nigeria Association of Women Journalists (NAWOJ), in Delta state has petitioned Hafiz Inuwa, Delta state Commissioner of police over a video where a woman is stripped bare inside a supermarket.

The video obtained by The Dune shows a woman stripped of her blouse and brassiere kneeling down while people video her bare body.


The woman, who is said to be a lactating mother was allegedly caught stealing a tin of beverage at a popular supermarket (name withheld) in Agbor, along Lagos Asaba road, Delta state.

The Dune learnt that the woman said she stole the beverage to give to her children because she did not have food to feed them because of the lockdown in Delta state.

Delta state governor, Senator Ifeanyi Okowa announced restriction of movement in the state following the outbreak of Coronavirus. Three people in Delta state have tested positive with Coronavirus.

The Dune had earlier reported that women and youths have protested extension of lockdown in Delta without palliative from government.

After the video of the woman went viral, NAWOJ in a statement by her chairperson, Pat Gbemudu and secretary, Eunice Emeyezia, said the action meted on woman was “barbaric and cruel” and lowers the dignity of women.

The association opined that the events in recent times orchestrated by the COVID-19 lockdown could have prompted various form of temptation especially if the household of such a woman was faced with hardship and hunger.

While condemning the act of stealing in any form, NAWOJ frowned at the jungle justice meted on the woman, insisting rather that the suspect should have been handed over to the police.

The association called on the Commissioner of Police, Delta State to as a matter of urgency invite the management of the supermarket and all those involved in the act for questioning.