CP ODUMOSU REDPLOYS DPO ONIPANU, OTHERS FOR ACT OF UNPROFESSIONALISM AND GROSS VIOLATION OF PEOPLE’S HUMAN RIGHTS.Adunni Adetola
Lagos State Commissioner of Police, CP Hakeem Odumosu has ordered the immediate redeployment of CSP Francis Ani, the Divisional Police Officer (DPO), Onipanu Division of the Lagos State Police Command and some of his boys for harassment and illegal detention of Tunde Abass and Kabir Mohammed at Onipanu on Friday, 19th March 2021.
The information was disclosed in a statement by the Lagos State Police Spokesperson, CSP Olumuyiwa Adejobi, on March 25, 2021.
According to reports, Tunde Abass was allegedly arrested by the police at Onipanu Division for video recording the harassment and forceful arrest of Kabir Mohammed at Onipanu Area of the State on Friday 19th March, 2021 at about 5.00pm.
The decision was taken by the Police boss on Wednesday, 24th March, 2021, after he perused the report of the investigation into the incident that had gone viral on the gross violation of Tunde’s human rights by the DPO and his boys.
He immediately ordered the redeployment of the policemen in the unprofessional act be tried orderly room in order to award appropriate punishments. While the concerned DPO be redeployed to the State Command Headquarters, Ikeja.
According to Adejobi statement , “the Commissioner of Police has therefore condemned such act of unprofessionalism and excessive use of power to send a signal to the whole world that the command will not, for whatever reason, condone such act; and to serve as a deterrent to other policemen who are fond of harassing, extorting and engaging in acts of lawlessness, unprofessionalism and gross violation of people’s human rights in the state.”
“CP Hakeem Odumosu has also ordered that the concerned policemen in the unprofessional act be tried orderly room in order to award punishments accordingly, while the DPO be redeployed to the State Command Headquarters, Ikeja.”