Police sanctions DPO Onipanu, officers for detaining man who recorded assault
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CSP Francis Ani, the Divisional Police Officer, Onipanu, has been suspended from his position by the Commissioner of Police in Lagos, Hakeem Odumosu. Tunde Abass and Kabir Mohammed were abused and unlawfully arrested, and Ani and some of the division's officers were disciplined. On Friday, March 19 at around 5 p.m., Abass was arrested for capturing Mohammed's harassment in the Onipanu district.
Abbas tried to intervene as officers assaulted the civilian. As a punishment for his effrontery, the team arrested him and Mohammed.
Muyiwa Adejobi, Lagos command spokesman, said the CP perused the report of a probe into the incident and found them culpable of human rights violation.
Odumosu condemned the act of unprofessionalism, excessive use of power and assured that extortion and lawlessness would not be tolerated.
The Police chief has ordered an orderly room trial to recommend punishment for the overzealous personnel.