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Police redeploy DPO over misconduct in Lagos

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( Files) Lagos State Police commissioner Hakeem Odumosu (Middle)

The Commissioner of Police, Lagos State, Hakeem Odumosu, has ordered the immediate redeployment of CSP Francis Ani, the Divisional Police Officer, Onipanu Division of the Lagos State Police Command.

The Lagos police boss also ordered the redeployment of some of his operatives for the harassment and illegal detention of Tunde Abass and one Kabir Mohammed at Onipanu on Friday, March 19, 2021.

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Tunde Abass was allegedly attacked by the police operatives at Onipanu Division for recording the harassment and forceful arrest of Kabir Mohammed at Onipanu Area of the state on Friday, March 19, 2021, at around 5.pm.

Odumosu took the decision after reading 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 operatives.

According to the spokesman of the command, Muyiwa Adejobi, “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.

“Hakeem Odumosu has also ordered that the concerned policemen in the unprofessional act be given orderly room trial in order to award punishments accordingly, while the DPO be redeployed to the state command headquarters, Ikeja.”

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