The Divisional Police Officer (DPO) in charge of Pen Cinema Police station, Harrison Nwabuisi, has been removed over allegations bordering on corruption.
Lagos State Commissioner of Police, Imohimi Edgal,
ordered his removal following a newspaper publication
alleging gross professional misconduct during the
Sallah day celebration.
The DPO, a Chief Superintendent of Police (CSP) and
some of his boys were alleged to have been carrying
out illegal raids and extorting money from innocent
persons around Agege area.
A statement by the Lagos State Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO),
Chike Oti, noted that the attention of the Commissioner of Police,
Lagos State, CP Edgal Imohimi, was drawn to a Newspaper publication of Friday,
August 24, 2018, captioned “Power-drunk Lagos DPO leads team to mosque, raid adherents, others.”
Oti said that in the publication the reporter, mentioned that the Divisional Police Officer in charge of Pen Cinema Police Division, Lagos State, Harrison Nwabuisi, has been conducting raids during which he allegedly arrested innocent residents and extorted money from them.
“Sequel to the allegation, the CP has directed the Deputy Commissioner of Police in charge of the State Criminal Investigation and Intelligence Department, DCP Yetunde Longe, to investigate the officer and other ranks against whom the allegation was made.
He equally directed the Deputy Commissioner of Police in charge of Administration, DCP Elkanah Ayuba, to recall the DPO to the Command Headquarters to allow unbiased investigation into the matter.
“While recognising the fact that raiding is a major crime fighting
strategy of the police, given that it enables proactive intervention
into a budding problem, the CP however said, that it must be purposeful,
corruption free and Intelligence driven,” he added.