RE: LAWYER DETAINED FOR SEEKING CLIENT’S BAIL HOSPITALISED, SEEKS JUSTICE
– CP ORDERS IMMEDIATE REMOVAL OF DPO
Following the conclusion of investigations into the allegations made against the Divisional Police Officer (DPO), Gowon Estate Division, as published in Punch Newspaper of January 4, 2024, the Commissioner of Police, Lagos State Command, CP Adegoke Fayoade, mni, has ordered the immediate removal of the DPO pending a review of his case by other supervisory authorities. The CP had earlier ordered a thorough investigation into the matter upon receipt of the publication.
CP Fayoade has equally directed the OC Legal of the Command to initiate steps to reach out to the Nigerian Bar Association, Lagos State Branch to enable a round table discussion towards preventing a recurrence of the avoidable incident and enhancing better police-lawyers relationship.
The Lagos State Police Command, under the stewardship of CP Fayoade, will continue to uphold the rule of law, while not hesitating to sanction any officer found engaging in unprofessional, unethical and discreditable conduct.
SP BENJAMIN HUNDEYIN, anipr, mipra
POLICE PUBLIC RELATIONS OFFICER
LAGOS STATE COMMAND
JANUARY 9, 2024.