Ignoring of distress calls: CHRSJ asks Police authority to remove Lagos CP, PPRO

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A human rights organization, the Centre for Human Rights and Social Justice (CHRSJ) has requested from the Police authorities in Nigeria to remove the Lagos State Commissioner of Police, Mr. Hakeem Odumosu and the State Police Public Relation Officer(PPRO), Mr. Muyiwa Adejobi over what it termed as dereliction of duty, lackadaisical attitude and negligence of official responsibility, explaining that for deliberately ignored the different distressed calls put to their phone lines as head of security agent in the State to save the life of an innocent and harmless woman, Mrs. Funmilayo Ibikunle-Akanni at Agboyi-Ketu area of the State from the hands of Soldiers and their thugs penultimate Friday 2nd of April, 2021.

The group insisted that it would have called for outright dismissal of the two officers but just calling for their redeployment from the State because they were not ready to be responsible to the citizens they appointed to be secured, adding that the CP and PPRO were deliberately ignored the calls because of fear of involvement of two(2) Army Corporal in the dastard act.

It maintained that the group leadership put several calls on Mr. Odumosu (+234 8033438179) and the State PPRO, Mr. Adejobi(+234 8037168147),for protection of the life of innocent woman that was attacked by thugs led by two soldiers, insisting that they were deliberately ignored the distressed calls, condemning the arrogant demeanor of the Commissioner of Police in the State.

Meanwhile,the group however, commended the Deputy Commissioner of Police (DCP) Adegoke Fayoade(+234 8033521772), his Officer-In-Charge of D9, Supol Moshood Bello, an Assistant Superintendent of Police (ASP-+234 8183667607/+234 8081101869) and Supol Mariam Azuh, also an Assistant Superintendent of Police (ASP-+234 23734962) for their diligent and professional conduct on a matter involving one Madam Jumoke Yusuf of Road 84, Betta Shop, Mobil Road junction, Opposite, Foye Pharmacy, Gedegede, Ajah, Lagos.

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The DCP Fayoade superintendent the diligent investigation into matter where they were discovered that One Mr. Adedoyin Adelaja (+234 8033666050), the representative of Nagode Nigeria Limited, a Chemical Supply Company Located at N0.33, Mobolaji Johnson, Oregun, Lagos, was out to mislead the Police (SCID) and DCP Fayoade used his native wisdom to settle the matter amicably for them, adding that Fayoade has shown himself as an intelligent Cop that qualified to head the Lagos State Police Command.

Following the CHRSJ’s Petition dated Monday 19th day of October, 2020, reporting the illegality of ACP Oketunji Lawrence Sola, SCID Administrative Officer and forwarded to Inspector General of Police (IGP), Police Service Commission (PSC), National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) and other concerned authorities.

It would be recalled that an error invitation letter dated 8th October, 2020 were written to Madam Jumoke Yusuf signed by ACP Oketunji Lawrence Sola, with reference number CR: 3000 /LSX/MT.2/TF/VOL.10/79.The errors contained in the letter were highlighted as follows;”You are implored to interview the Deputy Commissioner of Police, State Investigation Department, Yaba, Lagos on 8th October, 2020 at 1000 am(Sic) O/C Monitor 2”,adding that they just used the letter headed paper of the police to write this incoherent letter.

Specifically further on Madam Funmilayo Akanni’s matter , the Divisional Police Officer (DPO-+234 8101286840 /+234 9010511373) in charge of Alapere Police Station under which Agboyi-Ketu jurisdiction, being on the side of the attackers because while Mrs. Akanni and the people in the community reported the matter to the Station, the DPO did nothing.

Earlier, before the attacked, Akanni’s Counsel, Barrister Oluwole Kehinde and Barrister (Mrs.) Rosemary Thompson, had written the State Commissioner of Police, Mr. Odumosu, intimating him, for necessary action on the planned attack by one Oba Agboyi Town, Baale of Oko-Agbon town(+234 8032515141) and Rasheed Olasunkanmi Aminu (+234 7069464750/+234 8033070958) of N0.4, Alexandra Chuckwuemeka Street,Oko-Agbon,Agboyi Island,Ketu, Lagos State.

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But because, the DPO, Alapere Police Station and Commissioner of Police (CP) refused to act following the official report to them, this gave Rasheed Aminu and his co-travelers audacity to act the script of descending on the harmless woman by beaten her to a stupor with a dangerous weapon where the innocent woman sustained body injuries before She was rushed to unknown hospital for emergency treatment.

Speaking on the dastard incident through a statement on Saturday, CHRSJ’s Executive Chairman, Comrade Adeniyi Alimi Sulaiman, declared that the Lagos Police boss and his PPRO were refused to act because of fear of two (2) Corporal Army that involved in the attack of the innocent woman, adding that instead of State Police boss to direct the Divisional Police Officer (DPO) Alapere Police Station to arrest the alleged three culprits that are; Rasheed Aminu, Baale Oko-Agbon and Oba Agboyi Ketu,forgetting that they did not have any immunity.

He insisted that the violent physical attacked, peculiar assault, breaking and entry,willful/malicious damaged, unwarranted ejection, stealing and attempted murder with the violation of fundamental human rights of Madam Akani and her children were orchestrated by Rasheed Aminu,Baale Oko-Agbon and Oba Agboyi Town for refusing to vacate at her husband’s residential building in the community.

He further explained that the property including her phone were damaged by the hoodlums coordinated by two soldiers hired by Rasheed Aminu and Oba Agboyi Town, adding that the Soldiers acted in contrary to section 217 of 1999 Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria (as amended).

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He took a swipe at the action of the State Commissioner of Police for refusing to pick all the emergency calls put to him severally and as well directing his PPRO (Muyiwa Adejobi) not to pick his call too when the action of the hoodlums was threatening the peace and security of the fellow innocent human being.

According to him, “As a human rights body, we will not fold our arms and allow the tax payer officers to breach public spirited service contract to the Nigeria masses”.

Sulaiman who doubles as the Convener, Save Lagos Group (SLG), therefore, called on the newly appointed Acting Inspector General of Police (IGP).Alkali Baba Usman, Chairman, Police Service Commission (PSC) Alhaji Musliu Smith, Executive Secretary, National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) and other concerns authorities to wade into this matter before snowball into an uncontrollable crisis, calling for the immediate arrest of the Rasheed Aminu, Baale Oko-Agbon ,Oba Agboyi Town, the two soldiers and their hoodlums for proper investigation and possible prosecution.

He submitted that the human rights organization would soon write the appropriate authorities to report the whole scenario for necessary action in order to save the life of the innocent woman and his children.

Signed:

Comrade Adeniyi Alimi Sulaiman,
(Revolutionary Alfa)
Executive Chairman, CHRSJ
+234 8038591504 /+234 8022697573

For Confirmation of the story

(1)Dr. Ishola Timothy Oladele– +234 8034001767 &+234 8087320647

(2) Mrs. Adesakin– +234 8169651013

(3) Mrs. Ishola– +234 8036961941

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