Tunde Abass: Lagos Police Boss Redeploys Onipanu DPO For Detaining Man
The Commissioner of Police in Lagos State, Hakeem Odumosu has ordered the redeployment of the Divisional Police Officer (DPO) of Onipanu Police Division, CSP Francis Ani, for detaining one Tunde Abass, who filmed a policeman harassing one Kabir Mohammed at Onipanu on Friday, March 19.
Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO) of the command, CSP Olumuyiwa Adejobi disclosed this in a statement.
Abass had last Sunday made a video of a policeman harassing the driver of a wine-coloured car.
In the video, he can be heard telling the policeman not to harass the motorist since he already provided the necessary documents.
Following Abass’ intervention, the police arrested and detained him at the Onipanu Division.
His friends and associates then took to social media to accuse the police of high-handedness and demand his unconditional release.
THe police statement read, “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 alleged by the police at Onipanu Division for recording the harassment and forceful arrest of Kabir Mohammed at Onipanu Area of the State on Friday 19th March, 2021 at about 5 pm after Tunde’s intervention in the case which did not go well with the policemen.
“The police boss took the decision on Wednesday, 24th March, 2021 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 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.”