Lagos CP orders removal of DPO after assault on woman at station
Idowu Owohunwa, commissioner of police (CP) in Lagos, has ordered the immediate removal of Amusa Ismaila as divisional police officer (DPO) of Olosan Mushin, over alleged professional misconduct at his station.
The CP also ordered disciplinary actions against the officers who allegedly intimidated a lady at the station.
A lady identified as James Omolara had made a viral video alleging that she was assaulted by a man known as Bebex, in the Ladipo area of Mushin, Lagos.
However, a few hours later, Omolara shared another video in which she recanted all her initial claims, saying she misquoted Bebex and accused him out of anger.
But several videos on social media established that Omolara made the U-turn in her story after she made an appearance at the Mushin police station and was allegedly intimidated by the officers on duty.
The command’s spokesperson, SP Benjamin Hundeyin, who disclosed this on Tuesday in his verified Twitter handle @benhundeyin, said that Owohunwa gave the instruction after listening to all parties involved in the matter.
“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 and 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,” he said.
The image maker pointed out that the Commissioner identified professional misconduct on the part of some of the police officers involved in the case.
Reports have it that the married lady was allegedly slapped for rebuffing the love advances of a man called Bebex in Ladipo area of Mushin.
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 allegedly harassed, intimidated, and then forced her to make another video, claiming that she lied in the first video.