The Divisional Police Officer, DPO, in charge of Mushin Station, has been relieved of his posting by the Lagos State Commissioner of Police, CP Idowu Owohunwa, over attempt to cow a young lady who sought justice.
According to a tweet by the State Police Public Relations Officer, PPRO, Benjamin Hundeyin, on Tuesday, April 25, 2023, the CP also ordered that the matter be immediately charged to Court.
The married lady was said to have been slapped for rebuffing the love advances of a man called Bebex in the Mushin area of Lagos.
The lady had reportedly made a video of the attack, calling on 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 reportedly harassed, intimidated, and then forced her to make another video, renouncing her initial claim and that she lied in the first video.
The men-in-black, who were allegedly complicit in the saga have so far, been identified, arrested, and are to face disciplinary actions.
State PPRO, Benjamin Hundeyin, said CP Owohunwa gave the order 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, councillor 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.”