CP orders redeployment of DPO, other Police Officers 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 his boys for the harassment and illegal detention of Tunde Abass and Kabir Mohammed at Onipanu on Friday, 19th March 2021.
The Torch News gathered that 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 when he recorded the video of the harrassment and forceful arrest of Kabir Mohammed at Onipanu Area of Lagos on Friday, March 19, 2021 at about 5:00 pm.
The decision was taken by CP Odumosu 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 that the policemen in such unprofessional act be tried orderly room in order to award appropriate punishment, while the concerned DPO be deployed to the State Command, 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.