Thursday, March 25, 2021

Lagos Commissioner of Police orders redeployment of police officers who arrested and detained activist, Tunde Abassa, for filming them while harassing a man

The Commissioner of Police, Lagos State, CP Hakeem Odumosu has ordered for immediate redeployment of CSP Francis Ani, the Divisional Police Officer, Onipanu Division of the Lagos State Police Command and some of his boys for the harassment and illegal detention of Tunde Abass and one Kabir Mohammed at Onipanu on Friday, 19th March, 2021.


Tunde Abass was arrested by the police at Onipanu  Division for recording the harassment and forceful arrest of Kabir Mohammed at the Onipanu Area of the State on Friday, March 19 at about 5pm after Tunde's intervention in the case which did not go well with the policemen.


The police boss took the decision on Wednesday, March 24th, after he perused the report of the investigation into the incident that had gone viral on the gross violation of Tunde's human rights by the DPO and his boys.


The Commissioner of Police has therefore condemned such act of unprofessionalism and excessive use of power to send a signal to the whole world that the command will not, for whatever reason, condone such act; and to serve as a deterrent to other policemen who are fond of harassing, extorting and engaging in acts of lawlessness, unprofessionalism and gross violation of peoples human rights in the state. 


CP Hakeem Odumosu has also ordered that the concerned policemen in the unprofessional act be tried orderly room in order to award punishments accordingly, while the DPO be redeployed to the State Command Headquarters, Ikeja. 


Watch the video Tunde shared of the police officers harassing their victim below..


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