'Corrupt' Lagos DPO Arrested, But Witnesses Didn’t Show Up
Some things are not adding up in the investigation of the allegations against the Divisional Police Officer in charge of Pen Cinema area of Lagos state, SP Harrison Nwabuisi.
The probe panel recently set up by the Commissioner of Police over allegations of corruption against Nwabuisi, has reportedly hit a brick-wall.
This is because efforts made to locate the key witness identified as Sherif Anjure seem to have failed.
The allegation is that policemen led by SP Nwabuisi raided and arrested suspects inside a mosque where worshippers were having Sallah prayers.
But one curious thing is that investigation revealed that there is no mosque located within the area the raid was allegedly carried out at Alimi Ogunyemi street in Ifako-Ijaiye area.
Sources close to the investigating team led by the Deputy Commissioner of Police in charge of State Criminal Investigations and Intelligence Bureau, (SCIID), Panti, Yaba, Yetunde Longe, disclosed this.
Could this be an error of address by the Punch reporter who exposed the incident?
“We have carried out discreet investigation into the case only to discover that the person mentioned as a key witness to the allegation, one Sheriff Anjure, either has no case to register or does not exist.
“Secondly, we discovered that no mosques exist at the scene of the raid. We were able to trace some victims of the raid and other residents of the area who freely opted to assist in our investigations and they confirmed that all the suspects arrested that night who could not identify themselves properly were taken to the task force at Oshodi.
“However, all the suspects did not mince words in stating that Pen Cinema is usually a very volatile area during such festive periods but lamented that the brutal manner they were hounded and thrown into police vehicles at the scene during the raid was very inhuman,” the source said.
If they have this much to say, how come the so-called principal witness, Sheriff Anjure, is not willing to come out? Is this a case of fear or guilt?
The probe team might conclude and submit their report without the mention of the key witness any time during the week to the Commissioner of Police.
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