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Lagos Police Commissioner Redeploys DPO For Harassing, Detaining Residents

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Lagos Police Commissioner Redeploys DPO For Harassing, Detaining Residents

For allegedly harassing and illegally detaining two residents, a Lagos Divisional Police Officer (DPO) Onipanu, CSP Francis Ani has been redeployed.

Ani was alleged to have ordered the detention of Tunde Abass and one Kabir Mohammed on Friday, March 19.

Abass was said to have incurred the wrath of the DPO for recording and intervening in the illegal arrest of Mohammed by men of the division around 5:00 p.m. that day.

As information of their unlawful detention went viral, Lagos State Commissioner of Police (CP) Hakeem Odumosu according to a statement by spokesman, Olumuyiwa Adejobi, directed an investigation into the case which found that the cops were unprofessional in the discharge of their duties.

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Odumosu, who condemned the gross violation of Abass’ human rights by the DPO and his men, said the command on which watch would never condone such unprofessionalism and abuse of power.

Adejobi said: “The police boss took the decision on Wednesday, March 24, 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.”

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Policeman Whose Stray Bullet Killed Girl Facing Orderly Room Trial – CP

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Lagos State Commissioner of Police, Hakeem Odumosu has confirmed that the policeman whose stray bullet killed a girl is undergoing an orderly room trial for justice to be done.

Odumosu spoke on Monday when he paid a condolence visit to the family of the late Monsurat Ojuade.

The 18-year-old admission seeker died after she was hit by a stray bullet at Ijesha on September 11.

The bullet was fired by one of the policemen from the State Criminal Investigation Department, Panti, who went on an operation to arrest a robbery suspect.

Odumosu was accompanied by members of the command’s management team and other senior officers.

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The CP, on behalf of the Inspector-General of Police, Alkali Usman and Force personnel in Lagos, commiserated with Monsurat’s relatives and friends.

The commissioner expressed regret over the incident and prayed for the repose of the departed soul.He announced the name of the culprit as Sgt. Samuel Phillips.

 

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Govt Official Commits Suicide After EFCC’s Summons

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An official of a Federal Government’s agency, Christopher Orji, has reportedly committed suicide in Abuja.

Orji, 59, was an assistant director at the National Biotechnology Development Agency (NABDA).

He was the agency’s Bioresource Centre coordinator in Langtang, Plateau State.

Orji’s body was found dangling with a rope tied to a ceiling fan at his residence in Federal Housing Authority Estate, Lugbe.

The police are investigating the circumstances surrounding his demise, NABDA sources said.

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Orji died on the day he was expected to honour a summons by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC).

NABDA’s acting Head of Communications and Protocol, Nkiru Amakeze declined comment.

 

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Court Remands Four Herdsmen For Kidnapping

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Court Remands Four Herdsmen For Kidnapping

Four herdsmen suspected of kidnapping were Tuesday remanded in a correctional centre on the orders of an Iyaganku Chief Magistrates’ Court in Ibadan.

Ibrahim Ahmadu, 20, Abubakar Siddi, 25, Mohammadu Dariya, 28, and Shehu Usman, 23, were charged with conspiracy, kidnapping and demanding ransom.

Chief Magistrate Olaide Hamzat did not take the suspects plea due to lack of jurisdiction and ordered they be remanded in Abolongo Correctional facility, Oyo, Town.

Mr Hamzat also directed the police to return the case file to the Oyo State Directorate of Public Prosecution (DPP) and adjourned the matter until October 25 for mention.

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The prosecution counsel, Opeyemi Olagunju, told the court the suspects and others at large had, on July 7, at about 1:00 a.m., kidnapped Abubakar Shehu from his father’s camp, the suspects demanded N30 million ransom from the victim’s father, Shehu Umaru.

Mr Olagunju said the offence contravened the provisions of section 3 (1) (2) and was punishable under section 4 (2), 10 of the Oyo State Kidnapping (Prohibition) Law 2016.

 

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