Lagos Police Boss Orders Probe Of DPO Indicted In Mosque Raid
In case you do not know, raiding is a legal crime fighting strategy of the police, given that it enables proactive intervention into a budding problem.
But it must be purposeful, corruption free and Intelligence driven; and that is where the problem is.
A Punch Newspaper publication of Friday, August 24, 2018, has put some policemen in trouble, particularly the Divisional Police Officer in charge of Pen Cinema Police Division, Harrison Nwabuisi.
In the story titled "Power-drunk Lagos DPO leads team to mosque, raid adherents, others", the reporter stated that the DPO has been conducting raids during which he allegedly arrested innocent residents and extorted money from them.
If true, then that is definitely not purposeful or corruption free.
The said police raid took place on Wednesday, being the last day of the Sallah holiday, at Alimi Ogunyemi Street, in the Ifako Ijaiye area.
One Sheriff Aranjure was also mentioned as a prime witness to the alleged extortion by the DPO.
Sequel to the allegation, the CP has directed the Deputy Commissioner of Police in charge of the State Criminal Investigation and Intelligence Department, DCP Yetunde Longe, to investigate the officer and other ranks against whom the allegation was made.
He equally directed the Deputy Commissioner of Police in charge of Administration, DCP Elkanah Ayuba, to recall the DPO to the Command Headquarters to allow unbiased investigation into the matter.
However, the so-called prime witness, Mr. Sheriff Anjure, is said to be a vital and indeed other witnesses in the matter.
So, they have been asked to make themselves available to the Deputy Commissioner of Police, SCIID, Panti Yaba, to assist police investigation.
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