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Lagos firm petitions IGP over alleged police unlawful invasion of property, threat to life

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Acting Inspector General of Police IGP Mohammed Adamu

A company in Lagos State has sent a Save-Our-Soul to the Inspector-General of Police, Muhammed Adamu, seeking his intervention from the hands of some officers of the Zone 2 Command Onikan, Lagos who have invaded the firm and damaged some of its property.

Sunnyvale Nigeria Limited specifically alleged that the Zone 2 command, under the watch of AIG Lawal Shehu, was working under the instructions of one Lai Ajayi Bembe who has a pending legal battle to contend with the firm.

Counsel to the company, Olayinka Sanni, in a petition to the IGP alleged that Sunnyvale Nigeria Limited, “hereinafter refer to as our client is the third applicant/respondent in Appeal No. CA/L/653/2015 been dissatisfied with the judgments delivered on March 6, 2019. Our client acting within her constitutional right appealed to the Supreme Court and same is yet to be fixed for hearing.

“However, Bembe allegedly took laws into his hands and without the necessary writ of execution forcefully entered into our client’s land with thugs and ably assisted by a team of policemen from the Zone 2 Command, Onikan.

“It is trite law that once an appeal is lodged in a matter, parties are bound to maintain status quo so as not to jeopardise the efforts of the courts. It is unlawful and condemnable to forcefully take possession without obtaining the necessary writ of possession.

“Sir, your urgent assistance is needed to curb the excesses of AIG Zone 2 who is directly acting to the script written by Mr. Bembe without regard to the good image the present police administration is building. Your urgent intervention now to forestall the likely break down of law is needed by immediately withdrawing the policemen deployed to the property in dispute,” he pleaded

The AIG, who spoke through police spokesperson, Dolapo Badmos, said the allegation in not true as the AIG would not back up thugs to invade people’s premises. She said anyone with complaints should come to the office and state the true position of the matter. “The AIG is a listening person with an open door policy.”


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