*By Kazeem Awojoodu, Ibadan.
A Divisional Police Officer in Lagos has been redeployed over alleged theft of service Pistol by girlfriend.
SWIndependentnews.com.ng reports that the Lagos State Police Command has redeployed Divisional Police Officer, (DPO) in charge of Denton Police Division, Chief Suprintendent of Police, CSP. Adegoke Atilade for allegedly having sex in the office with his girlfriend, Jenifer Madueke and losing his service pistol in the process.
***CP. Hakeem Odumosu, Lagos State Commissioner of Police….
SWIndependentnews.com.ng gathered that Commissioner of Police, CP Hakeem Odumosu has also orders for thorough and unbiased investigation into the case in the interest of fairness and justice.
Recalled that the DPO has been in the news for allegedly detaining one Jennifer Madueke at the State Criminal Investigation and Intelligence Department, Yaba for stealing his gun and the sum of N50,000 from his office.
It was gathered that Madueke and Akinlade once dated and separated after he was transferred out of Lagos over seven years ago but the lovers picked up from where they stopped when he was transferred back to Lagos.
*The Embattled Divisional Police Officer, CSP. Adegoke Atilade…..
The DPO was said to have invited Jennifer to his office on Friday August 27 and slept with her till Saturday morning. He released her to go around 5am and even saw her off to the bus stop.
They did not see each other again until last Saturday, September 4, when he invited the girl and told her they should go out.
“However, when she went to see him, he detained her and accused her of stealing his service pistol.
He kept her in his cell till Monday, September 6. While the girl was in the cell, he asked his boys to torture her to make confessional statements.
On that Monday, he was said to have also taken her to a herbalist on Jebba Street, Ebute Meta, Lagos, around 8am and the herbalist told him that it was the girl that took the pistol, but she denied the allegation.
He thereafter took her to the SCIID, Yaba, where she has been detained till now,” the source added.
The development according to a press statement issued and signed by the Command’s Public Relations Officer, CSP Adekunle Ajisebutu, stated that the Police boss further assured members of the public that appropriate actions will be taken against any one found culpable at the conclusion of the ongoing investigation such that at the end, justice would have been served.
CSP Ajisebutu in a copy of statement made available to the SWIndependentnews.com.ng further maintained that the CP Odumosu has also directed immediate redeployment of the officer in the eye of the storm so as to pave the way for diligent and unbiased investigation.”