Accused DPO Still In Detention – Lagos CP -April 24, 2014 LAGOS — Yesterday,the Lagos State Commissioner of Police, Mr Umar Manko, assured Nigerians that the panel investigating the alleged rape of a woman by a Divisional Police Officer, DPO, in Lagos was working hard to unravel the truth behind the claims. This is just as the command has debunked reports that the DPO had been released from custody. Rather, it maintained that the DPO was still in the cell. Addressing questions from newsmen on the DPO and another policeman posted on YouTube battering a woman, Manko said the command would not shield anyone, be he a civilian or policeman, that committed a crime. “Anyone who offends the law faces the wrath of the law, policemen inclusive. Investigation is still ongoing by the panel set up by the Inspector-General of Police. “Also, the policeman that was posted on YouTube battering a lady, has been arrested and is still being detained.” DPO still in cell Spokesperson for the Lagos State Police Command, Ngozi Braide, a Deputy Superintendent of Police,DSP, said: “The DPO is still in our detention. He is in the cell at Area ‘F’. It is not possible to release a man with such magnitude of allegation bothering on rape.” Braide said the Police High Command investigating panel set up to look into the matter has not submitted its report, arguing that the DPO would not have been released when the panel has just commenced investigation. In another development, Manko commended Lagosians for partnering with the command to fight crime. He gave the commendation during the inauguration of a training and administrative building built by the Lagos State Police Traffic Division, Awolowo Road, Ikeja. Represented by the Area F Commander, Mr Tunde Adagunduro, he described the building as a manifestation of police relations and friendship with members of the public.
Posted on: Thu, 24 Apr 2014 08:42:40 +0000
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