Lagos State Commissioner of Police, Hakeem Odumosu has ordered the immediate redeployment of the Divisional Police Officer (DPO) in charge of Onipanu Police Division, Francis Ani, a Chief Superintendent of Police and some of his men for the harassment and illegal detention of Tunde Abass and one Kabir Mohammed at Onipanu on Friday, 19th March, 2021.
It was gathered that Abass was alleged by the police at Onipanu Division to have recorded the harassment and forceful arrest of Kabir Mohammed at Onipanu Area of the State on same Friday at about 5pm after his (Abass) intervention in the case which did not go well with the policemen.
In a statement on Wednesday, the Lagos State Police Command’s spokesman, CSP Olumuyiwa Adejobi said the Commissioner of Police has condemned such act of unprofessionalism and excessive use of power. “He has vowed to send a signal to the whole world that the Command would not, for whatever reason, condone such act; and to serve as deterrent to other policemen who are fond of harassing, extorting and engaging in acts of lawlessness, unprofessionalism and gross violation of poeoles human rights in the state.”
The police boss has also ordered that the concerned policemen in the unprofessional act be subjected to orderly room trial in order to award punishments accordingly, while the DPO be redeployed to the State Command Headquarters, Ikeja.
Odumosun reportedly took the decision on Wednesday, after considering the report of the investigation into the incident that had gone viral on the gross violation of Abass human rights by the DPO and his personnel.