The Lagos State Commissioner of Police, Hakeem Odumosu, on Thursday, ordered the immediate redeployment of Divisional Police Officer (DPO) Onipanu, CSP Francis Ani, for unlawfully harassing and detaining two residents in the state.
The two residents, Tunde Abass and one Kabir, were said to have been detained by the DPO on Friday, March 19.
Abass was said to have incurred the wrath of Ani for recording and intervening in the illegal arrest of one Mohammed by the policemen, INSIDEMAINLAND gathered.
However, the Lagos CP, after the unlawful detention of the residents went viral on social media, ordered an investigation into the case which found that the cops were unprofessional in the discharge of their duties.
According to a statement by spokesman, Olumuyiwa Adejobi, Odumosu, who frowned at the gross violation of Abass’ human rights by the DPO and his men, said the command under his watch will never condone such unprofessionalism and abuse of power.
“The police boss took the decision on Wednesday, March 24, 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,” Adejobi quoted the CP as saying.