Police suspends anti-kidnapping commander in Lagos

Lagos, Sept. 4, 2017 (TNE) : The new Commissioner of Police in Lagos State, Edgal Imohimi has ordered the immediate removal of Anti-Kidnapping commander over abuse of office.

The spokesman for the command, ASP Olarinde Famous-Cole confirmed the removal to newsmen on Monday.

According to Famous-Cole, his removal will ensure an impartial investigation into alleged bribery, sexual molestation and detention of a lady.

“The CP has ordered the immediate removal of the O/C Anti-Kidnapping, CSP Adejobi back to the command. The CP is worried about this allegation and wants justice to be done.

“He requested that all parties involved should appear for an interview at the police command on Tuesday Sept. 5, 2017 at 9 am, including the alleged victim.

“The new CP has also directed that the DC Panti to begin an investigation into the allegation.

“He is reassuring Lagosians that every officer found indicted by their actions or inaction in regards this matter, will face the full weight of the police regulations,” Famous-Cole said.

The Network on Police Reform In Nigeria (NOPRIN) had petitioned the new commissioner over the alleged abuse of office by Anti-Kidnapping commander and some men under him.

The petition alleged that one Blessing, a single mother was arrested over the theft of $50,000.

It stated that the officers demanded for N70,000 bribe for her bail, while a sister to Blessing was allegedly molested sexually by some policemen at the Anti-Kidnapping unit. (TNE)

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