The Lagos State Commissioner of Police, CP Idowu Owohunwa, has ordered the immediate removal of the Divisional Police Officer (DPO), Olosan in Mushin Aresa of the state where policemen tried to cow a young lady seeking justice over assault by a wealthy merchant in Ladipo area
The married lady having rejected the love advances of the merchant was slapped by him and later molested by his boys.
Efforts to get justice prompted her to call in the police , but instead of coming to her defence ,she was neglected and turned into the accused.
Frustrated by the action of the police,the lady simply identified as Lara resorted to social media to vent her frustration and anger, where she explained what transpired and called on the people to come to her aid in getting justice ,inorder to prevent a reoccurrence
At the meeting with all the parties on Tuesday in his office,the CP has directed that the matter should be charged to court.
It will be recalled that the lady after the attack, made a video, calling for human rights activists to assist her in fighting for justice since the Bebex in question had money.
When the matter was taken to the Mushin Police Station, some policemen there harassed, intimidated, and then forced her to make another video, claiming that she lied in the first video.
The policemen who were complicit in the saga have been identified, arrested, and will face disciplinary actions.
The Lagos State Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO) Benjamin Hundeyin, who revealed this on his Twitter handle, explained that the Owohunwa gave the instruction after listening to all parties involved in the matter.
Hundeyin had twitted: “Due to multifarious interests in this matter and the need to ensure justice, CP Idowu Owohunwa is personally interviewing all parties in this case. @Lagosdsva community members, landlord association, councilor representing the area, the committee for the Defence of Human Rights (CDHR), Omolara and family, Bebex and his employees, and lawyers representing both sides are in attendance.
“It is elating and morale-boosting that we now have a willing complainant and as a result, a tenable case to present in court.
CP Idowu Owohunwa, having carefully listened to all parties, has established that there are indeed cases to answer and has therefore directed that the matter be charged to court immediately.
“The CP also identified professional misconduct on the part of some of the police officers involved in the case.
For this, the Command Provost has been directed to immediately commence disciplinary action against the officers concerned.
“And finally, the Divisional Police Officer (DPO) Mushin, in whose division all the officers aforementioned are serving, has been relieved of his posting with immediate effect.”