… As CP Odumosu Condemns Act, assures that justice will be done in Segun’s case
The Lagos State Police Command has arrested four (4) police Inspectors that allegedly harassed and extorted 70,000 (seventy thousand naira only) from one 16 year old student simply identified as Segun, on 18th January, 2021, at NGAB Junction, Isheri Area of Lagos State, in a Toyota Corolla car.
Following a viral video on the social media of the illicit act where the officers were identified which attracted the Complaint Response Unit of the Nigeria Police Force, Force Headquarters Abuja, to track the policemen for necessary police action.
The matter was subsequently referred to the Lagos State Police Command for further action followed with arrest of four inspectors; Inspr Emmanuel Michael, M, 40 , Inspr Subday Odubiyi, M, 40 , Inspr Lawrence Amedu, M, 39,[ 256496 ] and Inspr Aroye Dickson, M, 40 .
The policemen had confessed to the crime during interrogation and refunded the N70,000 (Seven Thousand Naira) to the student, on bond, which forms the key credible evidence/exhibit in the case according to press release made available to journalists.
The Commissioner of Police, Lagos State, CP Hakeem Odumosu, has condemned the act of the Police Inspectors which is detrimental to the image of the Police Force and counterproductive to the ongoing reform agenda of the Inspector General of Police, IGP Mohammed Abubakar Adamu, NPM, mni. He has however ordered for the orderly room trial of the Inspectors with immediate effect so as to serve as deterrent to other criminally minded police personnel in the command and beyond.
CP Hakeem Odumosu also warned officers and men in Lagos State that the command will spread its tentacles in fighting against such criminal, unprofessional and disgusting act amongst police personnel in Lagos State. He also assured the general public of people oriented and community base policing styles in Lagos State, as justice will be done in Segun’s case.