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Lagos CP orders investigation over alleged bribe against anti-kidnapping boss

The new Commissioner of Police, Lagos State Command, Mr. Edgal Imohimi, has ordered a full-scale investigation into the alleged corrupt practices preferred against the Officer in-Charge (O/C) of the Anti-Kidnapping and Cultism Unit of the command, Chief Superintendent of Police (CSP) Adejobi Akinade.

It would be recalled that a group, Network on Police Reform in Nigeria (NORPIN) had in a petition to the new Commissioner of Police, on September 1, 2017, accused CSP Adejobi of unlawful detention, demand of N70,000 bribe for bail and sexual molestation in a case of one Blessing Taiwo, accused of stealing $50,000 belonging to Mrs. Abiola Osagie.

According to a statement by the Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), ASP Olarinde Famous-Cole, the new police boss had directed that the Deputy Commissioner of Police (DCP) Panti commence a discrete and in-depth investigation into the alleged corrupt practices.

“The attention of the Lagos State police command has been drawn to the media publication making the rounds on social media about an ongoing police investigation alleging the O/C Anti-Kidnapping and cultism unit of corrupt practice,” part of the statement read.

“The Commissioner of Police has requested that all parties involved are to come for an interview at the police command on September 5, 2017 at 9:00a.m. He has also directed that the DC Panti commence a discreet and in-depth investigation into the allegation of the police action.

“The CP 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,” Olarinde said in the statement.

Meanwhile, InsideMainland can exclusively report that the meeting between the Police chief and the parties involved did not start until 11:20 am. This was due to the handing over ceremony between the past Police Commissioner, Fatai Owoseni and the new Police chief.

At the meeting, it was disclosed that the allegation of bribe and sexual harassment against CSP Adejobi Akinade be resolved to the satisfaction of all.

Furthermore, at the completion of the meeting, a panel was instituted to look into the allegation against the Police. The panel members include – ACP Tunji Disu of RRS, Barrister Adeola Samuel, Comrade Okechukwu Nwaguna of NOPPRIN, Mrs Juliana Francis and Mr. Emmanuel both journalists attached to Vanguard and New Telegraph respectively.

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