Cleric Arrested For Allegedly Assaulting Police Officers In Oyo

The cleric had been charged and would be arraigned in court, Force Public Relations Officer, Olumuyiwa Adejobi said.

A map of Oyo, a state in South-West Nigeria.


The police have arrested an Islamic cleric, Ahmed Atilade, who was caught on video threatening to kill police officers who stopped his vehicle for routine checks and questioning in Ibadan, Oyo State last February.

Force Public Relations Officer, CSP Olumuyiwa Adejobi, disclosed this in a statement on Sunday, saying the cleric had been charged and would be arraigned in court.

It was gathered that the affected officers – Adefisoye Emmanuel and AbdulMalik Hassan – had stopped Atilade for a routine check to be carried out on his unregistered tinted Toyota Camry car but were allegedly rebuffed by the cleric.

“On Saturday 4th February 2023, while on stop and search duty along  Ibadan Express Road, Oyo State, one Ahmed Atidade ‘m’ 28YRS assaulted and threatened to kill the Police Officers who stopped his vehicle for routine checks and questioning,” the Force spokesman said.

“He was subsequently arrested and charged to Court on Thursday 9th February 2023. We shall not allow any individual to undermine and ridicule our officers and, by extension, our policing system in Nigeria. We have a lot of responsibilities as citizens of this country to respect our law enforcement officers who work day and night to ensure our nation’s security.

“We will do everything possible to defend our officers who carry out their duties diligently and legally from being harassed or attacked by any individual or group of persons.”